Latest Survival rate Stories

2009-08-24 10:40:05

Among unmarried cancer patients, those who are separated at the time of diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced, and never married patients.

2009-07-14 10:45:00

New research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that African Americans with gastrointestinal stromal tumors

2009-06-29 06:39:05

People who are overweight or obese as young adults have an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

2009-06-23 15:50:00

In reviewing the weight history of pancreatic cancer patients across their life spans, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have determined that a high body mass index in early adulthood may play a significant role in an individual developing the disease at an earlier age.

2008-11-21 12:06:03

A British study suggests as many as 11,000 people in Britain die of unnecessarily of cancer each year because it takes too long for them to be diagnosed. Cancer Research UK said cancer survival rates are lower in Britain than in some other European countries because of patients wait too long to see a doctor and doctors wait too long to refer the patients for treatment. The report, presented Friday at the group's launch of the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative, compared...

2008-11-07 15:00:21

Age is not an independent factor in cancer survival rates and should not influence decisions about how to treat older patients, researchers in Spain said. Dr.

2008-10-07 03:00:08

PEOPLE with stomach or gut cancer are 40 per cent more likely to survive a year after diagnosis than they were 20 years ago, researchers said today. Early diagnosis has helped improve survival rates, from 27 per cent for stomach cancer in the 1980s to 38 per cent in the 2000s.

2008-09-05 21:00:21

They have less chance of being alive five years after diagnosis if they live in poorer areas like Blackpool, Barnsley, Manchester, Cumbria and County Durham.The analysis of people diagnosed between diagnosed 1998 and 2003 found "significantly lower" survival rates for the most deprived Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).These 62 'Spearhead' PCTs around England had lower overall one-year and five- year survival rates among men for each of the seven cancers examined by the Office for National...

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  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.