09/22/2010 // Canada // Get Cancer Answers // News Desk
Canada – The survival rates for patients with cancer in Canada are on the rise. As reported by Postmedia News on Canda.com, a recently released statistics report shows a six percent increase in the survival rate for Canadians who received cancer diagnoses between 2004 and 2006 from data in the early 1990s.
Prithwish De, an epidemiologist with the Canadian Cancer Society, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “It’s particularly encouraging to see that there’s been an increase in survival for several types of cancer like leukemia, thyroid, liver and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Those types of cancers have low survival rates traditionally.”
De further credits cancer treatment advancements and early detection improvements with being “two major factors that really made a difference in fighting cancer in Canada.”
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