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Wednesday 19 June 2019
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Cancer survival gap identified

Social class seems to be an important factor in a woman's chance of surviving breast cancer, a study suggests.

Although long-term survival continues to rise across all social backgrounds, the gap between rich and poor still persists.

One year after diagnosis, survival rates were lower for breast cancer patients from deprived backgrounds compared with those for affluent women. And five years after diagnosis the "deprivation gap" had doubled.