IRISH TIMES.COM: Four out of every five Irish men diagnosed with prostate cancer will still be alive in five years. READ MORE>
Improvements in survival rates are being attributed to increased screening, better surgery and multidisciplinary care.
Posted in Survival, tagged better surgery, cancer research, catheter, increased screening, IRISH TIMES.COM, multidisciplinary care, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate survival rates on September 12, 2010| Leave a Comment »
PROSTABLOG NZ: If only 3% of US men diagnosed with prostate cancer die, what’s happening in NZ, where the proportion is 20%?
The 3% figure pops up in Mike Scott‘s latest discussion on PSA testing for prostate cancer, when he says:
…the number of men in America who die of prostate cancer today is believed to be significantly less than three for every 100 men diagnosed. (New Prostate Cancer Infolink)
Compare that with NZ, where about 3000 prostate cancer diagnoses are registered each year – and 600 men die each year. That’s 20%.
Does the NZ Ministry of Health have some explaining to do?
Read Mike’s discussion HERE>
Posted in OFFICIAL BODIES, PROSTATE CANCER, Public health system, Survival, tagged breast, cancer screening programmes, cancer survival rates, cervical, coloectal, Ethnic minorities, Five-year cancer survival rates, health care, health system, Lung, Maori cancer survival, Ministry of Health, NZ MOH annual report, NZ prostate cancer survival, Pacific people, Pacific women, prostate, treating cancer on October 21, 2009| Leave a Comment »
PROSTABLOG NZ: The survival rate for prostate cancer patients in NZ increased more than 12% in the seven years to 2006, according to the Ministry of Health. READ MORE>
The prostate cancer survival gain is the best of five major cancer sites (prostate, breast, coloectal, cervical and lung), says the Ministry’s annual report released this week.
Maori continue to show poor results.
On cancer survival, the report says:
Cancer survival is a key outcome measure of cancer control and provides useful insights into the effectiveness of health care in detecting and treating cancer. Five-year cancer survival rates are a direct measure of the effectiveness of the health system in treating cancer.
The five-year relative survival rate has increased for all five major cancer sites.
This increase was in the region of 5–6 percent for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers and over 12 percent for prostate cancer in the seven years since 1997/98.
The survival rate for lung cancer is significantly less than for other cancer sites and has improved the least.
Five-year relative survival rates show Maori at a marked disadvantage compared with the non-Maori/non-Pacific ethnic group for five selected cancer sites.
Of all ethnic groups, Pacific people show the lowest relative survival rates for female breast and cervical cancers.
Efforts to increase the number of Pacific women being screened through cancer screening programmes should help to identify greater numbers of women in need of cancer treatment in the future.
Posted in PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, PROSTATE RISKS, Socio-economic status, Survival, tagged better survival, cancer research, HULIQ NEWS:, low socio-economic status, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer survival, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, prostate treatment debate, Screening debate, socio-economics and prostate, Swiss researchers on September 29, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Posted in PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Survival, tagged better survival rates, cancer research, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, Screening debate, URO TODAY on September 18, 2009| Leave a Comment »