Town identified as cancer death hotspot

Town identified as cancer death hotspot

Town identified as cancer death hotspot

First published in News

A TOWN has been identified as one of the UK cancer death hotspots in what a charity has called an “inexcusable” postcode lottery of care.

Macmillan Cancer Support said that there are wide regional variations in the proportion of patients who do not survive a year after diagnosis.

Crawley was identified as having one of the worst cancer survival rates in the country.

In the area 38% of patients diagnosed with cancer die within a year.

Juliet Bouverie, director of services and influencing at Macmillan Cancer Support, urged all political parties to make tackling cancer a top priority at the general election next year.

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1:59pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Goldenwight says...

There are a number of factors to be considered here, such as random hotspots, ground radiation, pollution and many others. Have Macmillan taken these into account? We really need to see the whole story, Argus.
There are a number of factors to be considered here, such as random hotspots, ground radiation, pollution and many others. Have Macmillan taken these into account? We really need to see the whole story, Argus. Goldenwight
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3:37pm Sat 16 Aug 14

leftysmellbags says...

Thats coz Crawley is full of scum bags and no one gives a shat about them. And rightly so.
Thats coz Crawley is full of scum bags and no one gives a shat about them. And rightly so. leftysmellbags
  • Score: -15

3:43pm Sat 16 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Crawley is near Balcombe and our fracking mp went up there.
Crawley is near Balcombe and our fracking mp went up there. NickBrt
  • Score: -9

4:45pm Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Is the incidence of cancer in Crawley higher than other places?

Poor diagnosis isn't linked to the number of cases.
Is the incidence of cancer in Crawley higher than other places? Poor diagnosis isn't linked to the number of cases. notslimjim
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