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Earlier cancer diagnosis in England


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Earlier cancer diagnosis in England

The proportion of cancers diagnosed as an emergency at hospital has decreased, according to Public Health England.

At the same time, the proportion of cancers diagnosed through urgent GP referral with a suspicion of cancer has increased.

PHE has published the data, which covers more than 2m patients diagnosed with cancer from 2006 to 2013. This publicly available, big data project tells us how people are diagnosed, with associated survival rates, for 56 different cancer sites and is a vital tool to help improve early diagnosis.