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Where cancer patients live could influence late diagnosis
If all the regions of England were as good as the south-west at diagnosing cancer early nearly 20,000 more patients could have a better chance of survival over the next two years.
Almost half the cancer patients in Merseyside (49%) are diagnosed late compared to 40% of patients in the south-west, according to a Cancer Research UK analysis of data that recorded the stage of diagnosis in around two-thirds of all cancer cases in England.
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