Thursday, 15 July 2010

cancer stats

A quick blog.

I recently read a 'cancer survival figures' article on BBC News that some might find interesting, as it has the 10-year survival statistics for a range of cancers, (including my own Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, for the morbid).

I try not to get too hung up on statistics, as they are out of date the moment they are published, but it's certainly interesting to find out what cancers you definitely don't want. Pancreatic, for example. *shivers*

And Lung cancer? ... 5.3% survival rate. Smokers reading this should feel a twinge on guilt right now. Yup, that does means you.

Right ho ... here's the link

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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