Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cancer Survival Rates are Improving!

A recent story from The Hamilton Spectator says cancer survival rates are going up. The explanation for this improvement, according to radiation oncologist Dr. Raimond Wong, is "an increase in early detection and improved treatments."

Below is a list of the five-year recovery rates for various cancers, from 1992-94 and then 2004-06. You can see the dramatic headway medicine is making in the battle against cancer

Cancer1992-1994 Five-Year Recovery Rate2004-2006 Five-Year Recovery Rate
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma51%63%
Liver cancer9%17%
Prostate cancer86%95%
Breast cancer82%88%

Exciting stuff! To read the rest of this article, click here.

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