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Swedish cancer survey: one in three patients survive

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:617

A recent Swedish survey shows that 10 years after a diagnosis of cancer the average survival rates are 30% for men and 43% for women, with considerable differences between cancers. The survey (Acta Oncologica 1995; 34 (suppl 4): 1-124) was carried out by the National Board of Health and Welfare and is claimed to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind. Based on information stored in the …

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