UK lagging in cancer survival rates

Feb 28, 2013 Full story: Freepressseries.co.uk

Researchers say a smaller percentage of women survive breast cancer in the UK than in Australia, Canada, Norway and Sweden Three year cancer survival is 87%-89% in the UK compared with 91% to 94% in the other four countries, according to new figures.

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Anonymous

San Rafael, Philippines

#1 Mar 1, 2013
This seems interesting.

Since: Mar 12

U.K

#2 Mar 6, 2013
Wonder if it's anything to do with the sequence of treatment. There has been a change now to do chemotherapy first, then surgery, then radiotherapy, then anti-oestrogen medication. Whereas it used to be surgery first followed by the other two, but not always the other two; but now there is a move to err on the side of caution and do at least two (chemo + surgery) of these. Not everywhere in the UK does it in this order, many places are still doing the surgery before the chemo; but it's claimed it's more successful doing the chemo first.

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