Survival Rate of Certain Cancers Low in Ireland than European Average

A study has been published in the 'Lancet Oncology', as per which it has been unveiled that survival rate of people suffering from colon, ovary and kidney cancer is low in Ireland when compared to other countries in Europe.

Data has been collected from cancer registries in 29 European countries, which found that the survival rate of above mentioned cancers is more than the cancers of breast, rectum, melanoma and prostate.

In order to reach at the above given result, study researchers compared five-year survival rate of more than nine million adults and 60,415 children. They all were diagnosed with cancer between 2000 and 2007.

Study's co-leader Dr. Roberta De Angelis said the number of adults who are able to survive for at least five years after diagnosis have increased across Europe. With this, it shall also be noted that survival rates across Europe vary widely.

Citing an example, adults in Ireland and the UK have been found to be having shorter survival rates than other parts of the Europe. "There is no reason why the UK should lag behind the rest of Europe when it comes to either certain cancers or survival rates for older cancer patients", affirmed Ciaran Devane, CE of Macmillan.