Cancer Survival Rates Improve For Some Groups
Survival rates for people with cancer are improving, but the results are not the same for people of different age groups, races and genders.By Ben Lawson | February 20, 2015
Survival rates for people with cancer are improving, according to a new study. But the results are not the same for people of different age groups, races and genders.
Overall survival rates for people being treated for breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectal cancers have all seen improvement, but people diagnosed at a younger age saw the biggest change.
The study's lead researcher told HealthDay, "Although survival rates for most cancers have improved over the past few decades, the improvements were less remarkable among elderly patients."