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Call for early cancer diagnosis

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The NHS in England must get better at diagnosing cancers at an earlier stage if it is to continue to improve survival rates, the cancer tsar says.

Prof Mike Richards wants more focus on one-year survival rates, an indication cancer is spotted at a treatable stage.

His report found huge disparity, with lung cancer sufferers in Kensington and Chelsea three times more likely to live a year than those in Herefordshire.

Branwyn Jeffreys reports.

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