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Variable increases found in cancer survival prevalence

Seven high-income countries that provide universal health care had varying increases in the one- and five-year survival rates of colon, esophageal, lung, pancreatic, rectal, stomach and ovarian cancers between 1995 and 2004, according to a study in The Lancet Oncology. However, researchers found higher cancer-specific survival rates in Canada, Norway and Australia, compared with Ireland, Denmark, New Zealand and the UK.

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