CHOCOLATE figures released show the areas with the worst and worst cancer survival rates.
The results reveal that nearly a third of Leicester city center cancer patients will die within a year of the diagnosis – with a 12-month survival rate of 67.7 per cent.
This is the worst performing NHS group in the country according to this result.
Mid and Kent are also performing poorly in cancer survival rates.
But the gap between the worst and the best has closed by 6.3 per cent over the last 15 years – the meaning of survival is even more equal wherever you live.
The statistics were published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and show that London had the best survival rates in Richmond where they are currently 77.4 per cent.
The difference between the highest and lowest rates fell from 16 per cent in 2001 to 9.7 according to the numbers released today for 2016.
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Matt Case from Cancer Research UK said: "While it is certainly good news that cancer survival has improved since 2001, we need to improve survival for many cancers at a faster rate if we are to catch up with other countries.
"Early diagnosis of cancer is key to improving survival but the NHS is currently finding it difficult due to ongoing staff shortages. T
"The Government must provide investment for more staff to diagnose and treat cancer, or the ambition to diagnose early 75 per cent of cancers by 2028 will not be met."
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