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Scottish Labour has called cancer mortality rates a “national scandal” after it was revealed that those from the most deprived areas of Scotland are two-thirds more likely to die from thedisease.

Monday, 1st November 2021, 12:12 pm

Figures from Public Health Scotland – for 2019 – say that those from the most deprived areas are 28 per cent more likely to get cancer than those from the least deprived, and a shocking 66 per cent more likely to die from cancer.

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Jackie Baillie, Scottish Labour’s health spokesperson, said: “These staggering inequalities are nothing short of a national scandal. Lives are being lost as a direct result of Scotland’s shameful health inequalities – and things are only set to get worse.”