The survival rate for cancer
Oncology / / May 09, 2016
average number of cancer patients survive for 5 years after diagnosis is approximately 30% and is only slowly increasing rate.However, such information is inaccurate, if not to take into account the changing patterns of the individual forms of incidence of tumors, such as an increase in performance on those forms that are difficult to treat (lung cancer), and reduced rates on the forms of tumors respond well to treatment (cervical cancer).In this regard, we should not forget that the "cancer" - a concept that covers at least 200 malignant neoplastic diseases, with different localization and biological features.
According to the reports with data on the survival of the countries, over the past decade the average five-year survival rates for certain forms of tumors continue to grow (eg, tumors of the prostate, uterus, thyroid, kidney, larynx, melanoma, Hodgkin's disease, chronic leukemia), and for some become stabilized (cervical and breast cancer in women).Increased average survival rates is mainly due
Naturally, with increasing survival rates and increased incidence of cancer.We can say that at the present time, the average annual prevalence rate is about four times higher than the incidence.However, much depends on the structure of neoplastic diseases in the population depending on the specific locations, and the effectiveness of the early detection of cancer in the individual countries.