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More young people surviving cancer in England, despite significant economic divide

Mortality and five year survival rates in a range of different cancers among people aged 13-24 improved in England between 2001 and 2015.

However young people living in poorer areas were less likely to survive, according to a report published by Teenage Cancer Trust and Public Health England. While those living in the richest areas had 88% survival rate, those living in the poorest areas had survival rates of just 84%.

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