40%

Percentage of respondents in a survey of 2,090 Britons who said they might delay mentioning early symptoms of cancer to their doctor out of fear of what they would find out. Despite the fact that early detection is key for successful treatment, most patients surveyed didn’t know the early signs of disease. Data suggest that if the U.K. matched Europe’s best cancer survival rates, 11,500 deaths could be avoided each year. [via Cancer Research UK]

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