Late diagnosis of cancer is so high one in four patients are only told they have the disease after they are admitted to hospital as an emergency, a leading healthy charity has warned.
Macmillan Cancer Support found:
- People diagnosed this way are twice as likely to die within a year compared to people who are referred to hospital by their GP.
- Britain has one of the lowest survival rates for colorectal, lung, breast and ovarian cancers, when compared with countries with similar healthcare standards.
- The report warns of a "looming cancer care crisis" - by 2020 almost half the population will develop some sort of cancer in their lifetimes but the health and social care systems are being "too slow" in reacting to the rapidly increasing number of people who are getting and surviving cancer.
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