Delays in diagnosis for deadly cancers leading to catastrophic outcomes

The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce (LSCT) has released new data on Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day to highlight the critical importance of symptom awareness for early diagnosis of these cancers.  The taskforce represents six less survivable cancers, lung, liver, brain, oesophageal, pancreatic and stomach, with an average five-year survival rate of just 16%. Together, these …

New report highlights neglect of people with life-threatening autoimmune diseases

The Rare Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Alliance (RAIRDA) has released a report highlighting ‘alarming disparities in the quality of care and treatment’ received by people living with rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases (RAIRDs). The Resetting the Balance report provides compelling evidence that late diagnosis and inadequate care of these diseases can significantly reduce a person’s life expectancy …

Cancer survival gap still deadly

NHS data released in advance of World Cancer Day 2022 shows that cancers of the lung, liver, brain, oesophagus, pancreas and stomach continue to have drastically lower survival rates compared to other common cancers. The Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce is calling for more research, better treatment and earlier diagnosis to close the deadly cancer gap. …

Late diagnosis has created deadly cancer gap

A quarter of cancers in the UK have an average five-year survival rate of just 16%. They are known as the less survivable cancers. NHS data shows less survivable cancers are far more likely to be diagnosed in emergency settings yet early diagnosis is crucial for survival.  Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce launches awareness day to …