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Long-term cancer survival 'showing continued improvement'

12th July 2010

There has been a significant improvement in the long-term survival rates for some of the most deadly forms of cancer, new figures have shown.

A report from Cancer Research UK revealed that the proportion of breast cancer sufferers who can expect to live for at least ten years has risen from under 40 per cent in the early 1970s to 77 per cent today, while bowel cancer survival rates jumped from 23 per cent to 50 per cent.

In addition, the study noted that long-term survival rates for ovarian cancer have increased from 18 to 35 per cent over the same period and 51 per cent of patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma will live at least ten years after treatment, compared to just 23 per cent in the 1970s.

Cancer Research UK chief clinician Professor Peter Johnson commented: 'There are many reasons for our continuing success in the fight against cancer, including faster diagnosis, better surgery, more effective radiotherapy and many new drugs.'

Last month, the charity revealed that stomach cancer deaths in the UK have fallen to their lowest level since records began in 1971, dropping from more than 14,100 a year to under 5,200.

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