Cancer Survival Rates

Are We Being Misled On Cancer Progress?

John Piears | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
John Piears

A new report just published by Macmillan Cancer Support sheds new light on the large numbers of people living long-term with cancer but evidence has also come to light that the public may be being misled about our progress in beating cancer and that progress is almost certainly not as good as that implied by the much touted cancer survival statistics.

Cancer Survival Rates in the UK - Mea Culpa?

Jim Sherifi | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK
Jim Sherifi

I am a typical NHS GP so let's start by getting something straight about the latest article in the national press about how useless I am at diagnosing cancer. No adult ever attends my surgery without a potential diagnosis of cancer being at the forefront of my mind. Every pain is cancer. Every cough is cancer. Every lump is cancer. Likewise every chest pain is a heart attack. Every childhood rash is meningitis. I defer to the worst case scenario for everyone and everything I see.

Cancer Delay Figures Do Not Tell the Whole Picture

Suzanne Trask | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Suzanne Trask

A greater public awareness of the symptoms to look out for is needed to help improve cancer survival rates in England. According to the recently pu...

Survival Rates For Cancer In Children Have Increased

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The number of children beating cancer has risen to more than eight in 10, figures show. In the last decade the number of children surviving cancer ...

Cancer Survival Rates Greatly Depend On How Rich You Are By Up To A Third

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer patients living in the most deprived parts of England are a third less likely to be alive five to 10 years after diagnosis than those in the mo...

Persistent Cough? See Your GP Says Health Chiefs As It May Be Lung Cancer

PA | PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People with a persistent cough should see their GP early in case it is a sign of lung cancer, health chiefs said. Almost 24,000 people a year in En...

Is Breast Cancer Care In The UK Up To Scratch?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

An investigation is needed to see whether breast cancer care in the UK is up to international standards, experts have said. It comes after new rese...

The Cost Of Cancer Set To Rise By Two Thirds

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The cost of diagnosing and treating cancer patients may rise by nearly two thirds over the next decade, a report has found. Healthca...

Britain Lagging Behind On Cancer Survival Rates

PA | Posted 24.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

The UK is lagging behind other countries on survival rates for breast, bowel and cervical cancer and has much higher hospital admission rates for asth...

The Great Cancer Survival Lottery

Ciaran Devane | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

New cancer statistics often make the headlines. Politicians use them consistently to either berate or praise the NHS. We compare ourselves against our European neighbours with them, and we seem to have an unending appetite for crunching numbers to contextualise this disease that so many people fear.