Thousands with advanced cancer are surviving two years or more, data shows

Thousands of people in England with the most advanced stage of cancer are surviving for several years after diagnosis thanks to improved treatment and care, research shows. Macmillan Cancer Support and Public Health England’s (PHE) National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service found that at least 17,000 people have survived for two years or more after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, when the disease has already spread to at least one other part of their body. The figure, which has not previously been available, includes at least 1,600 women diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and 6,400 men diagnosed with...

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