Latest Five-year survival rate Stories
In an analysis of 5-year survival rates among black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1991 and 2005, black women continued to have a lower rate of survival, with most of the difference related to factors including poorer health of black patients at diagnosis and more advanced disease, rather than treatment differences.
Seriously ill patients undergoing hemodialysis are more optimistic about their prognosis and prospects for transplants than their nephrologists.
While once considered a death sentence to many, cancer survival is on the rise. The increase is, in part, due to an aging population. But it is also thanks to advances in early detection and treatment.
Data from the 1970s and 1980s show that people affected by cancer survived significantly longer in West Germany than cancer patients behind the Iron Curtain.
Patients who watch an online instructional video are more likely to keep their appointments and arrive prepared for a scheduled colonoscopy than those who do not.
Long-term follow-up of a phase II clinical trial showed encouraging survival in some patients with stage 3B/4 non-small cell lung cancer treated with belagenpumatucel-L, a therapeutic vaccine.
A blood test could help more accurately detect lung cancer in non-smokers.
Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer appear to under undergo aggressive therapy, even if they have a low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and low-risk disease.
Black people with cancer are up to twice as likely as other races to die from their disease.
National comparisons of lung cancer survival in England, Norway and Sweden 2001-2004; differences occur early in follow up.
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