Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cancer Survival Rates Are Going Up !!!

Great news today from Stats Canada in an article entitled

"An Update on Cancer Survival"

seems that for many types of cancer, survival rates have increased dramatically and as I have written before, receiving a diagnosis of cancer DOES NOT mean that you are definitely dying - it does mean however that you have a chronic disease just like those who have diabetes or heart disease.

Click the following link to read more 


I hope you will be encouraged after reading this so keep positive, don't think of the negatives but "always" focus on the good news about cancer!!!









2 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

They are making great strides in cancer research. So folks should not give up. Glad you shared this good news on your blog.

Chez said...

Deb, although I do endeavour to remain positive, I am confused about 'survival' rates. What is it about the 5 year mark? I would like to know outcomes for 6, 7 and onwards.
Hugs Chez