Rural and urban differences in stage at diagnosis of colorectal and lung cancers

@article{Campbell2001RuralAU,
  title={Rural and urban differences in stage at diagnosis of colorectal and lung cancers},
  author={Neil Campbell and Alison M Elliott and Linda Sharp and Lewis D. Ritchie and Jim Cassidy and Julian Little},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={84},
  pages={910 - 914}
}
There is evidence that patients living in outlying areas have poorer survival from cancer. This study set out to investigate whether they have more advanced disease at diagnosis. Case notes of 1323 patients in north and northeast Scotland who were diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer in 1995 or 1996 were reviewed. Of patients with lung cancer, 42% (69/164) living 58 km or more from a cancer centre had disseminated disease at diagnosis compared to 33% (71/215) living within 5 km. For… CONTINUE READING

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