1965 survival statistics

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1965 survival statistics - Survival Rate Higher For cancer of almost every...
Survival Rate Higher For cancer of almost every site, says this analysis by the iNational Cancer Institute, the three-year survival rate was higher for people getting cancer in 1955-59 than during 1940-49. The greatest improvement occurred in the years up to 1955, but since then "except for cancer of a few sites, there seems to have been relatively little progress." Here are some examples in percentage: CANCER TYPE 1MM4 150-S4 t5J-S Stomach t 15 IS Colon (man) J4 4 Colon (woman) 31 4 53 Bloddor 4t 57 58 Lunt (mn) 1 7 Lum (womtn) 7 11 12 Skin (mtn axcapf male- nmo or black cancar) M tl 1 raasf (woman) ai al as Pancrati 3 1 3 Carvlx (Invailva) 4 4 44 Of all major cancers, other figures show, the greatest gain has come in preventing deaths from cancer of the cervix and of the uterus with death rates down by about half since 25 years ago. This is credited mainly to early detection, through "pap" smears and examinations, and improved treatments. But here also the rate of life-saving has not been increasing lately. It is estimated that only half of American women have ever had the smear test that checks, sim-

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 15 Aug 1965, Sun,
  3. Page 62

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