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Asked by sophiaaa to Brad, Chris, Goli, Herbert, Kate on 22 May 2012.
Keywords: cancer, survival, survive
This is a good question. Some cancers definitely have a better survival rate. All things equal, most cancer which is detected early (before it has spread) has the best survival rate. In addition, thyroid cancer and testicular cancer both have better chances of survival.
As Goli has said, early detection will give you the best chance. I think skin cancer if caught early enough (go for regular screening) should give you a good chance of survival – and it is an easier one to reduce the risk (remember to slip, slop, slap!)
What the others said 🙂
One that I like to talk about is chronic myeloid leukemia, which has a pretty good survival rate (something like 90% of patients survive for five years or more) based solely on the specially-designed drug that has only been in use for ten years. Before this drug became available, survival rates were more like 20%. So it has gone from being a dreaded disease to being a relatively minor one, thanks to research. 🙂
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