NHS discrimination warning as study finds those beyond screening age limits more likely to have cancer Those at greatest risk for one of the most common cancers are being denied screening amid widespread age discrimination by the NHS, a major study suggests.
Research on more than 30,000 patients found that those over the age of 75 were 65 per cent more likely than younger patients to be suffering from bowel cancer.
Britain’s poor record on diagnosis has been blamed for its“shameful” place in international league tables, with one third of cancer sufferers dead within a year of disease being found.
Last night charities called for the NHS to review its practices, to improve the survival chances of thousands of elderly patients. The Daily Telegraph