Spanish epidemiologists to provide information about the chances of surviving nine types of cancer in Spain, and compared them with other European countries. Five years after he was diagnosed with the lowest survival rate among patients with lung cancer (less than 11 percent) and highest among patients with testicular cancer (95 percent). Cancer patients in Spain survive with the same frequency as the European average.
"Our study compares favorably with its focus on the benefit of ordinary people. We measure the relative survival rate, which allows us to more accurately calculate the chances of surviving the disease," - said Maria Dolores Chirlak, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Department of Health epidemiological service in Murcia, Spain .
The study, which was published in the journal Annals of Oncology, was attended by volunteers from eight regions of Spain, which has the highest incidence of cancer (Basque Country, Navarra, Girona, Tarragona, Castellon, Albats, Murcia and Granada). Identified all cases of cancer from 1995 to 1999 (55,622), and their development until December 2004.
The obtained results allow us to establish the probability to live five years after diagnosis was poslavlen the presence of one of the eight types of malignant tumors in Spain (breast, lung, liver, colon, prostate, ovarian, testicular, melanoma and Hodgkin’s disease).
"The figures for survival in Spain differ little survival of the European average for all nine
The following are the percentage of survival of people suffering from one of the nine types of cancer.
"In the past, cancer was considered incurable disease. But today he moved into the category of curable" - said Chirlak. "The evidence is the results of this study that for every four people who suffer from cancer (excluding lung cancer), more than three people successfully provozmogayut disease."
Breast cancer - the most common tumor in women. High chance of surviving 83 all patients remain alive five years after they were delivered this diagnosis.
Lung cancer - one of the most aggressive tumors. The survival rate is very low: only 10% of all patients with this diagnosis live longer than five years.
Colorectal cancer (cancer of the liver and colon and rectum) is the most common tumor in men and women. Survival of the average, 50-55% five years after diagnosis. Thus in five years survives only half of the people with this form of cancer.
Prostate cancer - the most common type of cancer among men. Recently, a number of surviving increases. With this type of cancer survive 76% of people with the younger the patient, the greater the chance of survival.
Survival of patients with ovarian cancer is strongly dependent on age: among a group of patients aged 15 to 44 years, 70% survive, and among the group of 74 years and above survives only 19% of patients.
Testicular cancer - it’s pretty rare common type of tumor that affects mostly middle-aged men. Chances of survival in this tumor the highest - more than 95%.
Patients with chalk skin have some of the highest chance of survival: more than 85%, and in some European countries, the figure is even higher than 90%.
Hodgkin’s disease - the chances of survival of over 92% among the young, but among older survivors of not more than 50%.