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One in ten bowel cancer victims are waiting more than a year to start life-saving treatment, research reveals

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ONE in ten bowel cancer patients has to wait more than a year to start life-saving treatment, research reveals.

Brits face an average delay of up to 168 days after symptoms are first spotted compared with just 77 days in Denmark.

Getty - Contributor But for one in ten the wait drags on for over a year, Cancer Research UK analysis shows.

And the delay can be deadly as just one in 20 will survive if the disease is picked up late.

She said: “Significant delay can literally mean the difference between life and death.

The worrying picture emerges from the analysis of ten international regions.

After diagnosis there is an average delay of up to 39 days before treatment, compared with just 14 in Sweden and Australia.

Dr Brian Rowe, who reviewed 15 studies into diverting patients, said it was unlikely “the juice is worth the squeeze”.

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