Sunday, May 15, 2016


Understanding Your Odds If You Have Cancer

The following information is from the May 15 New York Times special edition, “The New Anatomy of Cancer,” and one of its articles, “Written on the Body.”

Cancers and Odds

Breast

Cases: 249,260- Deaths: 40,890, Survival: 90%

Lung

Cases: 224,390 – Deaths: 158,080, Survival: 18%

Prostate

Cases:  180,890 – Deaths 26,120, Survival: 99%

Colorectum

Cases: 134,490 – Deaths 49,190, Survival, 65%

Lymphatic System

Cases:  81,180- Deaths 21,270, Survival, 73%

Bladder

Cases: 79,960 – Deaths: 16,390. Survival, 78%

Skin (Melanoma)

Cases:  76.380 – Deaths 10,130, Survival, 92%

Thyroid

Cases: 64,300: Deaths 1,980, Survival, And 98%

Kidney

Cases: 62,700: Deaths 14,240, Survival, 74%

Blood (Leukemia)

Cases:  60,140, Deaths: 24,400, Survival, 60%

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