Title People who live in countryside are less likely to survive cancer Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 11/12/18 Description 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.
Producer/Author Rosalind Adam; Peter Murchie; Romi Carriere URL https://theconversation.com/people-who-live-in-countryside-are-less-likely-to-survive-cancer-108623 Persons Rosalind Adam, Peter Murchie, Romi Abigail Carriere