Is Cancer Money Well Spent?

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Matthew Hill investigates how money is spent on cancer treatments.

Matthew Hill investigates how money is spent on cancer treatments and asks have we got the balance right?

The NHS England budget for cancer treatment is over £6 billion and given that one in two of us are likely to be diagnosed with cancer at some time in our lives how the money is spent potentially effects us all.

UK survival rates are improving but they still lag behind many countries in Europe and Matthew travels to a hospital in Lille, France.

Given that early diagnosis remains a problem in the UK and research shows that palliative care can improve the quality of life and length of life should more money be invested in these two areas?