UK cancer survival rates trail 10 years behind other European countries

I’m sharing this excellent article from Vicky Unwin’s site. With one in two of us in the UK facing cancer this may be something to factor into your election decision making.

healthy living with cancer

lung cancer

This is perhaps unnecessarily depressing, even if true. What is important is Macmillan’s conclusion:

‘better prevention; swifter diagnosis; and better treatment, care and aftercare for all those diagnosed with cancer’

Healthy eating, exercise and a positive attitude all play their part, as does early diagnosis. I thank my lucky stars that the extreme pain I was in alerted me to my cancer, even if it had reached stage 3 in just a few weeks. As lung cancer, the secondary associated with sarcoma, has such a poor record here, we can be doubly thankful.

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