People who live in countryside are less likely to survive cancer

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It is easy to romanticise about escaping to the country, with its clean air, green space, and idyllic views. But our latest research, a review of 39 studies from around the world, suggests the need for a bit of an adjustment: it turns out that people living in rural locations are less likely to survive cancer.

We previously found that people in the northeast of Scotland who live more than an hour away from a cancer treatment centre are more likely to die within the first year after their diagnosis. We were interested in whether studies from other parts of the world also found differences between urban and rural cancer survival. We also wanted to understand reasons why people living rurally might be disadvantaged.

Period11 Dec 2018

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  • TitlePeople who live in countryside are less likely to survive cancer
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date11/12/18
    DescriptionIt is easy to romanticise about escaping to the country, with its clean air, green space, and idyllic views. But our latest research, a review of 39 studies from around the world, suggests the need for a bit of an adjustment: it turns out that people living in rural locations are less likely to survive cancer.

    We previously found that people in the northeast of Scotland who live more than an hour away from a cancer treatment centre are more likely to die within the first year after their diagnosis. We were interested in whether studies from other parts of the world also found differences between urban and rural cancer survival. We also wanted to understand reasons why people living rurally might be disadvantaged.
    Producer/AuthorRosalind Adam; Peter Murchie; Romi Carriere
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/people-who-live-in-countryside-are-less-likely-to-survive-cancer-108623
    PersonsRosalind Adam, Peter Murchie, Romi Abigail Carriere