Cancer is a disease that takes millions of lives every year in the world. While the survival probability of cancer patients has increased steadily thanks to the advancing science, a research has revealed that this rate is depended on the countries in which people live.
According to the last report of The Lancet, the chance of survival of cancer patients is increasing all over the world. However, the study found that the country most affected by the survival of the patients was the country they were in and that their chances were higher in developed countries.
The places where survival rates are highest are USA, Canada, Australia, New Zelenda and Northern European countries
The findings of the study, which evaluated cancer cases covering a total of two-thirds of the world population from 71 countries between 2010 and 2014; The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland ranked the countries with the highest survival chances of cancer patients.
Survival rate for children with cancer with brain tumors is half as high as between the United States and Mexico
90 percent of children with the fast-growing type of leukemia, known as blood cancer, can survive in Canada and the United States, while in China and Mexico, only six of every 10 children can.
Significant improvement has been recorded in lung, liver and pancreatic cancer over the last 20 years
Cancer of the liver, lung, and pancreas continued to be among the deadliest diseases in all countries surveyed. However, according to the report, these diseases have also improved in the last 20 years.In lung cancer, the survival rate in 21 countries rose between 5 and 10 percent, the biggest change being recorded in China.