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Cancer survival rates slip back as too many sufferers diagnosed in A&E not by GPs

Cancer survival rates for some forms of the disease are going “backwards”, figures have revealed. People diagnosed with 19 out of the 24 most common cancers are living longer. But survival rates over five years for bladder, thyroid, Hodgkin lymphoma, testicular and mesothelioma fell, the Office for National Statistics. But in addition to the historical data, the ONS has for the first time produced predictions of survival rates for those diagnosed with cancer in 2013 over a one-year and five-year period. Experts voiced their disappointment at the statistics.

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