One in 50 Europeans are living with cancer or are in remissionBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7351.1415 (Published 15 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1415
- Owen Dyer
Europe's first cancer prevalence study has shown that people in western European countries are more likely to be living with cancer than those in eastern Europe, partly because of high survival rates and longer life expectancy.
The Europreval study, published as two papers in this month's issue of the Annals of Oncology (2002;13:831-9, 840-65), included more than three million cancer patients in 45 registries. Rich nations such as Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, and Italy have the highest prevalence of cancer in Europe, whereas Poland, Estonia, Slovakia, and Slovenia have the lowest. England had the 10th highest rates out of 17 countries listed, and …