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'Worrying' bowel cancer surgery differences

Author: James Gallagher, BBC News
Date:
Apr 11, 2011

11 April 2011 Last updated at 20:37 ET Share this pageEmailPrint
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'Worrying' bowel cancer surgery differences
By James Gallagher
Health reporter, BBC News
 
Laparoscopic surgery is used to remove some bowel cancers
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Cancer Research UK said the situation was "worrying".
 
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James Gallagher, Health reporter - The survival rate for bowel cancer surgery varies widely between hospitals, a study suggests.

It is the first time the number of people dying within 30 days of an operation has been reported across England for any cancer.

Some 6.7% of the 160,920 who had surgery from 1998 to 2006 died but some hospitals had much higher mortality rates, the report in Gut journal says.

Cancer Research UK said the situation was "worrying".

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK.

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