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Good health among cancer survivors varies widely, finds report

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2493 (Published 04 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2493
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Although one year and five year survival rates have improved significantly in recent years, only one in five women with breast cancer and one in four men with prostate cancer survive both long term and in good health, a report shows.1

It shows that for lung cancer and the most common form of brain cancer, glioblastoma, the outcome is even worse, with less than 1% surviving for at least seven years in good health. The report defines good health as without metastases, recurrence, or an additional primary cancer …

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