Rural factors and survival from cancer: analysis of Scottish cancer registrations

Br J Cancer. 2000 Jun;82(11):1863-6. doi: 10.1054/bjoc.1999.1079.


In this survival study 63,976 patients diagnosed with one of six common cancers in Scotland were followed up. Increasing distance from a cancer centre was associated with less chance of diagnosis before death for stomach, breast and colorectal cancers and poorer survival after diagnosis for prostate and lung cancers.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Registries*
  • Rural Population*
  • Scotland
  • Survival Analysis*