Posted by: Florence | November 22, 2011

Cancer survival – are we improving?

Today the BBC News reported the Macmillan Data on survival from different cancers, across England and Wales, over the last 40 years.

Some have improved enormously, others such as lung cancer and brain tumours, have hardly changed at all.

The biggest improvement has been seen in colon cancer – 17 fold improvement. Excellent.

Six different cancers have a median survival greater than 10 years. Great news.

But, still challenges lay ahead. Read the BBC web site, linked above, to get an overview.

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