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Living and working longer with cancer

Kyle, Richard G


Richard G Kyle


Richard G Kyle


George Osborne has announced an increase in the state pension age to 66 for both men and women by 2020 (HM Treasury, 2010). It seems we will all be living longer with work in the future, and so too with cancer. Improvements in screening, earlier intervention and more effective treatments mean that cancer survival rates are increasing, particularly for common cancers. In a comparative study of breast cancer survival across 30 European countries, only Iceland saw an overall decline in mortality between 1989 and 2006 (45%) greater than in England and Wales (35%) (Autier et al, 2010). Scotland ranked fourth (30%) and Northern Ireland fifth (29%).

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 2, 2010
Deposit Date Jan 21, 2015
Print ISSN 1462-4753
Electronic ISSN 2052-2215
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 15
Issue 12
Pages 577-577
Book Title British Journal of Community Nursing
Keywords Community and Home Care; General Medicine
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