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Cancer deaths higher in the north

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People living in the north of England are significantly more likely to die from cancer than those in the rest of the country, suggests a report published last week.

The first report from the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) says cancer deaths are 20% higher in the north than in the rest of England. For example, 68 per 100,000 men in the North of England Cancer Network died from lung cancer in 2005, compared with just 36 per 100,000 in Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire.

NCIN information and analysis lead David Forman said: ‘More people in the north smoke. This explains why lung cancer rates are so much higher.’ The researchers said that high levels of deprivation in the north could also have an affect on mortality.

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