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Screening for cancer

Finding cancer early when it's easier to treat

In Yorkshire, 5 out of 10 cancers are found at a late stage when it can be harder to treat. The aim of screening is to find cancer before you even know it’s there, offering the very best chance of successful treatment.

1 in 2 cancers

are diagnosed at stage 3 or 4 in Yorkshire

3 in 10 people in Yorkshire

do not take part in screening when invited

1 in 5 cancers

in Yorkshire are diagnosed through an emergency route, which is often associated with poor outcomes

Researching new ways to detect bladder cancer

An innovative new research trial involving 6000 people is investigating the use of home self-testing kits for the early detection of bladder cancer.

Read about YORKSURe
Urine self-testing kit from the YORKSURe trial, funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research

Pioneering lung cancer screening

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Yorkshire causing 3000 deaths here each year, more than any other cancer. 1 in 2 lung cancers is diagnosed at Stage 4 when treatment can be more limited and survival rates are lower. Yorkshire Cancer Research has been pioneering a new service to help detect lung cancer early, when it’s easier to treat.

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Clinican operating a CT scanner

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