NHS May Have Helped To Prevent A Recession-Related Spike In Cancer Deaths, Study Reveals

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NHS May Have Helped To Prevent A Recession-Related Spike In Cancer Deaths, Study Reveals

Post by Guest on Thu May 26, 2016 6:02 pm

Hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths around the world may have occurred thanks to the recession - but the NHS may have meant Britons weren’t as badly affected.
Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown. But countries with universal health coverage (UHC), such as the UK, and a record of increased public health spending had fewer casualties, the Press Association reported.


Lead scientist Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, from Imperial College London, said: “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide so understanding how economic changes affect cancer survival is crucial. “We found that increased unemployment was associated with increased cancer mortality, but that universal health coverage protected against these effects. This was especially the case for treatable cancers including breast, prostate and colorectal (bowel) cancer.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nhs-prevent-recession-related-spike-cancer-deaths-study-reveals_uk_5746b424e4b0ebf6a3292b0f?utm_hp_ref=uk

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Re: NHS May Have Helped To Prevent A Recession-Related Spike In Cancer Deaths, Study Reveals

Post by eddie on Thu May 26, 2016 6:29 pm

Now sad. I think treatment for cancer should be free to everyone.

That's really incredibly sad. Your life depending upon your postcode in the world.

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Re: NHS May Have Helped To Prevent A Recession-Related Spike In Cancer Deaths, Study Reveals

Post by Guest on Thu May 26, 2016 6:36 pm

eddie wrote:Now sad. I think treatment for cancer should be free to everyone.

That's really incredibly sad. Your life depending upon your postcode in the world.


Again I agree
Its great many have been helped here, but the simple fact of geography is the reason far more have died?
Why is it the world cannot work together on Cancer and look to fight it globally together for all sufferers?

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