Women Most at Risk from Cancer and Heart Disease; STUDY SHOWS THAT SCREENING HAS HELPED BRING DOWN THE NUMBER OF DEATHS
Byline: ALAN HARRIS
CANCER and heart disease are the biggest killers of Coventry women, a study shows.
Figures in a Coventry public health report reveals 1,481 women died in the city in 2001.
Of these, 626 were from circulatory disease - mainly heart disease and strokes - and 338 from cancer, mostly of the breast and lungs.
Dr Keith Williams, director of public health at Coventry Primary Care Trust and author of the report, said breast cancer deaths were falling despite being the most common cancer in women.
He said: "Screening for breast cancer has saved some lives and treatment for it has improved in the last few years.
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Publication information: Article title: Women Most at Risk from Cancer and Heart Disease; STUDY SHOWS THAT SCREENING HAS HELPED BRING DOWN THE NUMBER OF DEATHS. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Coventry Evening Telegraph (England). Publication date: April 8, 2003. Page number: 6. © 2009 Coventry Newpapers. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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