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8:49am 15th August 2014

Pirate FM has learnt almost a third of cancer patients in Cornwall die within a year of being diagnosed.

Macmillan Cancer Support did the research - and is warning of a postcode lottery.

It is because in some areas of London and the south-east, figures are more like one in four.

Duleep Allirajah is from the charity and said: "Despite the money that's been put in to cancer over the last ten to fifteen years, despite the improvements in waiting times - there is still unfinished business, there is still work to be done and there are still some very big problems, particularly in the areas where the one year survival rates are so poor.

"It'll be patients not being aware of the signs and symptoms, it'll be GPs not necessarily being able to distinguish between cancer and other types of conditions which aren't life threatening; it will be delays within the system."

8:49am 15th August 2014

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