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Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce call for action on early detection and symptom awareness

Written by Louis Gautier, Future Science Group

Less Survivable Cancers

The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce (LSCT) has launched the first Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day after concerning NHS data highlights the critical importance of early diagnosis in improving survival and quality of life for people diagnosed with these deadly cancers. LSCT call on UK governments for decisive action following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The LSCT represents six less survivable cancers: lung, liver, brain, oesophageal, pancreatic and stomach, which together have an average 5-year survival rate of just 16%. Together, these less survivable cancers make up nearly half of all common cancer deaths in the UK and the LSCT explain...

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