Stage 4 Cancer Survival Rate

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  • In biostatistics, survival rate is a part of survival analysis, indicating the percentage of people in a study or treatment group who are alive for a given period of time after diagnosis.
  • (Survival Rates) Survival rates indicate how many patients or grafts (transplanted organs) are alive/functioning at a set time posttransplant. Survival rates are often given at one, three and five years.
  • Number of fish alive after a specified time interval, divided by the initial number. Usually on a yearly basis.
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  • There are distant metastases (to bone, liver, or lung, for example), or skin and chest wall involvement beyond breast area.
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    cancer
  • (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
  • a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini
  • The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body
  • any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
  • A malignant growth or tumor resulting from such a division of cells
  • A practice or phenomenon perceived to be evil or destructive and hard to contain or eradicate
stage 4 cancer survival rate
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Survival Rates
Survival Rates
Winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. "Finely crafted short fiction that explores the aftermath of life-threatening events. . . . Sculpted prose." —Booklist
Mary Clyde’s stories explore not so much what has happened already but what happens next. Illness bristles through the book, magnifying emotional undercurrents: two teenage girls survive surgery and the prospect of never eating popcorn again; the stoicism of a husband with cancer infuriates his wife. Set in the desert Southwest, these stories show the influence of a landscape populated with cat-eating coyotes and car-crushing boulders. The characters are relative newcomers, some sharing the author’s Mormon heritage. But they are survivors, relying on the ironies and blessings of ongoing life.

The nine stories in Mary Clyde's debut collection are populated by people in crisis. There are cancer victims and divorcees, doctors with personal problems and boyfriends with inferiority complexes. Some of the pieces are downright hilarious, others are quietly ironic, but all are branded with Clyde's offbeat perspective and quirky prose. Consider the title story, in which a married landscape architect is abashed by the form of cancer he's diagnosed with: "Dr. Rodgers, insisting that cancers have personalities, has told them thyroid cancer lacks any real oncological ambition." Bad enough to have cancer to begin with, but to be afflicted by "an embarrassment to the whole cancer community" is the straw that eventually breaks the architect's marriage. Both the humor and the cancer are deadlier in "Krista Had a Treble Clef Rose," in which two teenage girls who have met on an oncology ward fight to maintain their sense of normalcy in the face of surgeries, restricted diets, and ostomy bags: "I've got three hairs left," one tells the other at a lunch counter in a mall. "I'm playing up my eyes."
Not every story is about death, per se, though the dead figure into most of them. In "Victor's Funeral Urn," for example, a divorced woman and her young son find a container of ashes by the roadside and are swept up in a search for its next of kin. And in "Pruitt Love" a young man intimidated by his girlfriend's eccentric family attempts to equalize the playing field by using his mother's death as a conversation piece. Love, faith, death, and plastic surgery are just a few of the themes Mary Clyde touches on in Survival Rates, a collection infused with wit, compassion, and a deep wellspring of hope. --Alix Wilber

Survival Rate of Cancer Patients in Korea Ranked in the Top Level in the World
Survival Rate of Cancer Patients in Korea Ranked in the Top Level in the World
As the whole world battles against cancer,the survival rate of cancer patients in Korea has showngreat improvement. Cancer is still the number one cause of death in Korea, but about half of Korean cancer patients have, in recent times, managed to survive for more than 10 years, which illustrates the world class cancer treatments available in Korea. The Ministry of Health & Welfare (Minister: Rim Chemin) recently carried out an interim assessment of the ‘10-Year Plan to Conquer Cancer’ and found out that the plan had exceeded its initial target. Thus, the Ministry upgraded the survival rate target by 2015 from 54% to 67% following deliberation by the National Cancer Management Committee (Chairman: Choi Wonyoung, Vice Minister of Health & Welfare). Cancer survival rate refers to the percentage of people able to survive five years after being diagnosed with and treated for cancer. It actually means the complete recovery rate. The Ministry of Health & Welfare announced that the survival rate of Korean cancer patients had improved from the 17% increase in 2006 compared with the previous year to 33% in 2008, while the cancer mortality rate showed a 19% decrease in 2006 compared with the previous year and a 21% decrease in 2008. In addition, the 2011 Health Care Quality Indicators released by OECD member countries indicated that Korea excelled in the treatment of uterine cancer and that its survival rate for stomach cancer, 63.1%, well surpassed those of the USA (26%) and Canada (22%). In addition, the survival rate from thyroid cancer in Korea is 99.3% while that of breast cancer is 90%. Such excellent survival rates for Korean cancer patients have beendue to the continuous efforts of the government to manage cancer and advance the medical technology. Korea has been building its reputation in robot-assisted surgery, a cutting edge cancer treatment technology, which has every year attracted many medical experts from Japan, Taiwan and many other countries to the NationalCancerCenter to learn the robot-assisted surgical techniques. Proton therapy at the NationalCancerCenter is one of the most renowned cancer treatment techniques inKorea. Proton therapy is a type of particle therapy that uses hydrogen ions, which are 1800 times heavier than electrons. Protons accelerated by a cyclotron irradiate a human body containing cancerous tumors in order to destroy the DNA contained bythese tumors. With such cutting edge cancer treatment technology, Koreahas already surpassed the USA and Europe in the survival rate for some major cancers, such as stomach cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer. According to acomparison of cancer survival rates recently announced bythe Samsung Medical Center, the survival rate from stomach cancer in Korea is 57.5%, far surpassing those of the USA at 26% and Europe at 24.1%. Korea also excels in survival rate from colorectal cancer, 66.3%, compared with the USA (65%) and Europe (53.9%). In the case of liver cancer, Korea recorded a much higher survival rate of 19.7% compared with the USA (13.8%) and Europe (8.6%).
" Life and Death "
" Life and Death "
Life is short.... There for climb as many mountains as you can while you can... Chris died in 2008 due to esophageal cancer, a cancer that does not really get the attention of the cancer research $$$$$ but it is very deadly due to the lack of symptoms that only show up when the cancer has aggressed to an advance stage that leaves little hope for cure. The overall five-year survival rate (5YSR) is approximately 15%, with most patients dying within the first year of diagnosis. Chris was diagnosed with this cancer May 4, 2007, he died May 19, 2008. The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for esophageal cancer in the United States are for 2011: About 16,980 new esophageal cancer cases diagnosed (13,450 in men and 3,530 in women) About 14,710 deaths from esophageal cancer (11,910 in men and 2,800 in women) This disease is 3 to 4 times more common among men than among women. The lifetime risk of esophageal cancer in the United States is about 1 in 125 in men and about 1 in 400 in women. Cancer really sucks... Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish." -- Stanford University commencement address, June 2005. Steve Jobs
stage 4 cancer survival rate
stage 4 cancer survival rate
PRIMARY SYSTEMIC AMYLOIDOSIS: Early diagnosis and therapy can improve survival rates and quality of life The availability of many effective treatments ... frustrating disease. (Postgraduate Medicine)
Abstract: Primary systemic amyloidosis is a light-chain immunoglobulin disorder that causes nonlocalized or multisystem symptoms. Patients with cardiac involvement have a poor prognosis. Fortunately, many effective treatments have become available in recent years. Early diagnosis and institution of treatment is critical to improving survival rates and quality of life. In this article, the authors highlight common clinical presentations, suggest diagnostic workup techniques, and discuss treatment options, including autologous stem cell transplantation.

Original Publication Date: June 2006

Abstract: Primary systemic amyloidosis is a light-chain immunoglobulin disorder that causes nonlocalized or multisystem symptoms. Patients with cardiac involvement have a poor prognosis. Fortunately, many effective treatments have become available in recent years. Early diagnosis and institution of treatment is critical to improving survival rates and quality of life. In this article, the authors highlight common clinical presentations, suggest diagnostic workup techniques, and discuss treatment options, including autologous stem cell transplantation.

Original Publication Date: June 2006