The researchers carried out 39 studies around the world to compare cancer survival rates in rural and urban areas.
They surmised that the survival gap may be due to a delay in seeking help amongst rural residents due to either work or family commitments and rural transport availability.
The type of cancer people contract also varies dependent on where they live, with lung cancer rates higher in urban areas and breast and prostate cancers more likely in rural areas.
→ Western Telegraph - Cancer patients in rural areas at ‘clear survival disadvantage’
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