The ONS said it had found “wide geographic differences in survival” for cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in men, and for cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colon and bladder in women Patients with some cancers are up to 68% more likely to survive five years after diagnosis in certain areas of England than others, new figures show. While 7.2% of women with lung cancer in the Surrey and Sussex area team lived for at least five years after being diagnosed in 2006 to 2008, 12.1% did in East Anglia, according to the Office for National Statistics .