Worst Survival Rates of Ovarian Cancer in the UK

Worst Survival Rates of Ovarian Cancer in the UK

It is quite disturbing to know that the survival rates for women suffering from advanced ovarian cancer in the UK are quite less as compared to that of other countries. In a recent study, it has been shown that during the last one year, rates of survival for such women in Australia and Canada are 75%, in Norway it is 74% and in Denmark it is 72%. At the same time, UK has the worst survival rates; it is just 69%.

The first reason that could be held responsible for such poor survival rates is that the treatment here is not so good. But according to NHS, they have an accurate supply of drugs here and every time they ensure that patients get the most effective medication on time.

The second reason that could be blamed is that patients do not report their symptoms to GPs at an early stage. But evidences have proved that in other countries as well, similar proportions of patients are present at each stage.

Another factor is that in UK, a large number of people suffer from obesity, diabetes or cardiac disease. Such worst illnesses hinder the affects of cancer treatment and sometimes rule out the probability of surgery too.

Apart from all these, Professor John Butler, one of the study’s authors identifies absence of a surgery specialist as a considerable factor.

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