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Cancer deaths ‘vary significantly’ within a year of diagnosis among young adults

 

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Cancer deaths ‘vary significantly’ within a year of diagnosis among young adults

Leukaemia and soft tissue sarcoma have the highest proportion of deaths, according to a new report published by Public Health England’s National Cancer Intelligence Network.

This report looked at deaths within a year of diagnosis for all patients diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 to 24 years in 2005 to 2009 in England. The percentage of patients in this age group who survive at least 12 months after diagnosis is compared with those aged 0 to 14 and 25 to 49 years.