WE'RE BEING MISTREETED; EXCLUSIVE A Shock Report into NHS Cancer Treatment Shows Your Postcode Means the Difference between Life and Death
Byline: LACHLAN MACKINNON
A SHAMEFUL postcode lottery dramatically affects your chances of surviving cancer, as the south soaks up all the best treatment.
Patients in parts of England are given lifesaving radiotherapy while in other areas a medic admitted "they are often sent to hospices to die".
The Daily Mirror has seen a Government report based on data from England's 28 cancer networks - which co-ordinate treatment across NHS areas - showing massive variation in care offered across the country.
The best radiotherapy is all in London or within an easy commute of it.
While not all cancer patients can be successfully treated with radiotherapy, it is estimated around half do benefit.
The Radiotherapy Dataset Annual Report, by the Department of …
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Publication information: Article title: WE'RE BEING MISTREETED; EXCLUSIVE A Shock Report into NHS Cancer Treatment Shows Your Postcode Means the Difference between Life and Death. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: November 10, 2011. Page number: 8. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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