Health Inequalities

1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime
40% of cancer are preventable as they are related lifestyle risk factors

People living with cancer in the most socio-economically deprived areas:

  • are 20% more likely to have their cancer diagnosed at a late stage
  • receive only half the number of referrals to early stage clinical trials
  • face almost 25% more emergency admissions in the last year of life compared to people in the least deprived areas

People with the lowest incomes:

  • are almost twice as likely to report a need for more emotional support
  • are twice as likely to want more practical support inside the home
  • are three times more likely to need practical support outside the home than people with a higher income

Read our strategy for addressing health inequalities here. – The SWAG Cancer Alliance approach to reducing Health Inequalities

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