Rectal Cancer Survival Rates in Different CountriesAccording to an article published in the European Journal of Cancer, rectal cancer survival rates vary by country. While the overall five-year survival rate for rectal cancer in America is 59%, it's 42% in Europe. Quality of care may be one reason, but another could be colorectal cancer screening programs. In general, the earlier rectal cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat.
Rectal Cancer Survival Rate and Stage at DiagnosisStage at diagnosis greatly impacts rectal cancer survival rates. Research published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery found that in Australia, the five-year survival for stage 1 rectal cancer was 88%, but it dropped to 56% for stage 3 rectal cancer. (The five-year survival rate represents the percentage of patients alive five years after their initial diagnosis.) For more information on rectal cancer survival rates broken down by stage at diagnosis, please see Rectal Cancer Survival Rates in Australia and Rectal Cancer Survival Rates in Norway.
Gender and Rectal Cancer Survival RateGender is another factor that may influence rectal cancer survival rates. A study published in the journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum found that women in Singapore have consistently lower rectal cancer survival rates than men. For details, please read Rectal Cancer Survival Rates for Adenocarcinoma and Rectal Cancer Survival Rates for Mucinous Adenocarcinoma.
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