About Cancer

What world think about Cancer Inspirations

Cancer survival rates vary by the type of cancer, stage at diagnosis, treatment given and many other factors, including country. In general survival rates are improving, although more so for some cancers than others. Survival rate can be measured in several ways,median life expectancy having advantages over others in terms of meaning for people involved, rather than as an epidemiological measure. Cancers where survival rate is high include breast, prostate, testicular cancer and colon cancer. Conversely brain and pancreatic cancers have a much lower median survival rate, which has not improved as dramatically over the last forty years. Indeed, pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates of all cancers.

Cancers with longer survival rates are typically more common in the developed world, where longevity is also greater, those with shorter survival rates are more common in less developed countries.

Breast Cancer Survival Rate is 26% for five years after first diagnosis according to Cancer Centers of America's Website.

Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rate is 4% for five years after first diagnosis according to Cancer Centers of America's Website.

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