Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Info on Cancer Survival Rates

Europe versus US: Who has better survival? Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live - ABC News
There's also a significant difference in cancer survival rates between the United States and Europe, with survival rates 10 percent and 34 percent higher in the United States for breast cancer and prostate cancer, respectively, the study found.
Say it again. The survival rate for breast cancer is 10 percent higher in the US than in Europe, and the survival rate for prostate cancer is 34 percent higher. (This article doesn't seem to define the survival rate, but it usually defined at 5 years. That is, you are deemed to have survived if you are still alive 5 years after diagnosis. Some studies also collect 10 year survival rates, et cetera, but 5 years is standard elsewhere.)

Still looking for by-country break-down of survival rates. If anyone has it, please leave a link in the comments.

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