Rural factors and survival from cancer: analysis of Scottish cancer registrations

N C Campbell, A M Elliott, L Sharp, L D Ritchie, J Cassidy, J Little

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Abstract

In this survival study 63 976 patients diagnosed with one of six common cancers in Scotland were followed up. Increasing distance from a cancer centre was associated with less chance of diagnosis before death for stomach, breast and colorectal cancers and poorer survival after diagnosis for prostate and lung cancers. (C) 2000 Cancer Research Campaign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1863-1866
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume82
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

Keywords

  • survival
  • rural
  • urban
  • cancer registry
  • breast-cancer
  • health
  • statistics
  • management
  • diagnosis
  • states

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