Saturday, May 22, 2021

Cancer Survival Rate Rises in Japan

I saw an interesting (to me) headline on the May 17, 2021 about cancer survival rates in Japan - "Japan's 10 Year Cancer Survival Rate Rises to 59.4%". Having had cancer twice in Japan (stage 1 uterine in 2014 and stage 3 colon in 2016), of course I am happy to see these statistics. It was just a short blurb, but it said the rise is attributed to early detection. My doctors were and are the best, so I have to give the medical professionals in Japan credit. I don't know how this compares with the survival rates in other countries. What do you think about survival rates where you live?


kiwikid said...

I don't know about the facts and figures here, but I do know early detection gives a better chance of recovery.

Queeniepatch said...

Early detection, in ANYTHING, gives you a better chance chance to repair, recover and minimise damage, as well as survive, of course.
Treat a stain on your clothing as soon as possible and it is quite likely it will wash out.
Quickly go back to the park bench where you left your umbrella/muffler or book and I bet it is still there.
Stop a water leak or internal bleeding before the wood rots or your life drains out of you.
Inform, warn, isolate, ventilate and sanitise, and treat, at the first sign of a pandemic, and we would not have had years like 2020-2021.
So check out your medical problems and join the statistics for Increased Survival Rates!
I don't know about the survival rate in Sweden, but I am sure I would have a MUCH better chance of surviving in Japan, with its excellent medical care.

jacaranda said...

Early detection no matter where you live gives you the best chance. Our daughter is a cancer survivor, bone/cartilage.

Jeanie said...

I'm so glad your cancer was detected early and hope you continue to do well forever! This is excellent news about the stats in Japan.

Leonore Winterer said...

Seeing these numbers makes me quite happy. Early detection (and, of course, a good and easily accessible healthcare system) are vital points in the fight against any desease.