Cancer survival rates 4% higher in the North

Cancer patients in the North have a better chance of beating the disease than patients in Ireland, according to new figures from the National Cancer Registry.

Cancer patients in the North have a better chance of beating the disease than patients in Ireland, according to new figures from the National Cancer Registry.

The organisation says average survival rates are 4% higher in the North.

The figure is based on a study examining cancer incidence, survival and treatment on both sides of the border between 1994 and 2004.

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