Cancer Research UK recently said that people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bowel, breast and ovarian cancer – cancers that are notoriously difficult to treat and sometimes end in death – are now surviving in numbers that double previous figures.

We are finding lots of interesting content on a site called EmpowHER.com. Here is an example:

Good News: Long Term Survival Rate of Cancer Doubles
by Joanna Karpasea-Jones
Survival for at least 10 years passed a diagnosis for breast cancer has risen from less than 40 percent in the 1970’s to 77 percent now. For bowel cancer, the rate has risen from just 23 percent to 50 percent.

The number of people who survived non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the 1970’s was only 22 percent and is now 51 percent. Women with ovarian cancer don’t have the automatic death sentence of the past. Where only 18 percent of them survived 10 years after the diagnosis, now 35 percent do.

Survival rates for esophageal cancer and myeloma are still very low, below 20 percent, but are thought to have tripled over the same period and patients with leukemia are four times more likely to survive than they were 40 years ago.

Lots more at: EmpowHER/Good News!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat

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