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Why Do Cancer Survival Rates In Europe Lag Behind The U.s.?

Postby dorien » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:46 am

Cancer Survival Rates Improving Across Europe, But Still Lagging Behind United States

Zosia Chustecka

Information from Industry

October 15, 2008 ? New reports from EUROCARE suggest that cancer care in Europe is improving and that the gaps between countries are narrowing. However, comparisons with US statistics suggest that cancer survival in Europe is still lagging behind the United States.


One of the main messages from both reports is that in Europe, "for most cancers, survival has increased and between-country survival differences have decreased over time," notes an accompanying commentary by Mike Richards, CBE, from the United Kingdom's Department of Health. However, the differences between countries are not trivial, and "many more lives could be saved if the outcomes of all countries were brought up to the standards of the best" (ie, Norway, Sweden, and Finland), he comments. The United Kingdom in particular comes out badly in the tables, showing cancer survival rates that are among the worst in Europe. The findings suggest that the national cancer plan for England, which began in 2000, is not working, a second editorial comments.


Survival Rates Significantly Higher in United States Than in Europe

One of the reports compares the statistics from Europe with those from the United States and shows that for most solid tumors, survival rates were significantly higher in US patients than in European patients. This analysis, headed by Arduino Verdecchia, PhD, from the National Center for Epidemiology, Health Surveillance, and Promotion, in Rome, Italy, was based on the most recent data available. It involved about 6.7 million patients from 21 countries, who were diagnosed with cancer between 2004 and 2006.

Survival was significantly higher in the United States for all solid tumors. The greatest differences were seen in the major cancer sites: colon and rectum (56.2% in Europe vs 65.5% in the United States), breast (79.0% vs 90.1%), and prostate cancer (77.5% vs 99.3%), and this "probably represents differences in the timeliness of diagnosis," they comment.


Further analysis of these figures shows that, in the case of men, more than half of the difference in survival between Europe and United States can be attributed to prostate cancer. When prostate cancer is excluded, the survival rates decreased to 38.1% in Europe and 46.9% in the United States. For women, the survival rate of 62.9% for all cancers in the United States is comparable to that seen in the wealthiest European countries (eg, 61.7% in Sweden, 59.7% in Europe), and the slightly higher survival in the United States was largely due to better survival for colorectal and breast cancer, the authors comment.


Lancet Oncol. Published online December 21, 2008.
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Postby Berinhard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:49 am

by the sound of most the comments looks like a lot of brainwashed college students just got home from their classes.
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Postby Eilig » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:53 am

Probably for the same reason that you have to wait 2 years for a hip replacement.
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Postby Honani » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 am

Two of my close relatives, and a couple of friends have died waiting for treatment in England.
Even once it is detected the rate at which you get treatment is slow...slow...slow...unless of course, you go private, which people don't seem to do, complacency, I suppose.
They found something on my uncle and they told him to come back in a couple of weeks for tests, then it would take 6 weeks to get the results.
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Postby Bamard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 am

maybe our data is tainted
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Postby hakim » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:58 am

"for all cancers in the United States is comparable to that seen in the wealthiest European countries"

Eastern Europe is poorer and they don't have the same access to health care as in W. Europe.
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Postby slaton » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:03 am

the data is "tainted"... europe has higher life expectancies...???

Is there any way America can win in the eyes of the Left?

No wonder you're so hated by the average American.


What brainwashed freaks you antiAmerican leftists are.

These are real statistics compiled by real scientists studying MILLIONS of cancer patients.

Deal with the fact that the US comes out looking good and be thankful you live in the US, you ignorant braindead marxists!
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Postby Oshea » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 am

just some more positive news about the US that interestingly won't make it on CNN or the NY Times.
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Postby maciver62 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:14 am

Well we can`t really compare because the U.S. has different cancer due to our food ingredients.
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Postby Barnhardo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:28 am

inter sting comments from people who seem angry that the US beats out Euroland. I wonder what causes such knee jerk antiAmericanism and such resistance to appreciating all that the US can give us?
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