A new study from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership has shed some light on the survival rates of cancer in various countries. In comparison to other countries, Australia is among the top leading countries with the best survival rates for colorectal cancers.
Leading, Australia survival rate is 80.2 percent, compared to Sweden at 79.9%, Denmark at 71%, and the UK reaching a low of 67%. Australia also has the highest incidences of colorectal cancer in the world.
It is believed that the rate of survival comprises of three key factors outlined in the study. These are rising resection rates; falling post-operative mortality; and the increased use of adjuvant chemotherapy. Many Australian researchers who have read the study believe that Australia’s survival rates of bowel cancer are contributed by early detection, with a large focus of funding channeled for awareness and education.