December 3, 2022

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(Yonhap) — The survival charge of most cancers sufferers reached 69.4 % in 2013, with the whole variety of individuals being handled dipping barely from the yr earlier than, authorities information confirmed Tuesday.

The Ministry of Well being and Welfare report confirmed that from 2009 to 2013, two out of three individuals identified with most cancers lived greater than 5 years, up 15.6 share factors from 53.8 % tallied for the 2001-2005 interval.

The survival charge for abdomen most cancers reached 73.1 %, with numbers for colorectal and prostate most cancers reaching 75.6 % and 92.5 %, respectively. Numbers for malignant lymphoma had been additionally comparatively excessive at 68.4 %.

The findings, nevertheless, confirmed the survival charge for liver and lung most cancers stood at 31.4 % and 23.5 %, respectively, though each had been up in comparison with the previous.

The ministry stated that from 1999 to Jan. 1, 2014, a complete of 1.4 million South Koreans had been handled or cured of most cancers. This interprets into one in each 37 individuals having been identified with the possibly deadly illness.

These numbers rose to 1 in each 11 for these over 65.

The most recent report confirmed that in 2013, 225,343 individuals had been newly identified with most cancers, down 873 from the yr earlier than, however a 79.3 % surge in comparison with 2003.

Amongst newly identified cancers reported within the one-year interval, thyroid most cancers ranked No. 1 adopted by abdomen and colorectal cancers. Lung and breast cancers rounded out the highest 5 record.

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The age-standardized incidence charge of most cancers for 2013 reached 311.6 individuals for each 100,000, down 10.7 individuals from the yr earlier than.

The ministry attributed the speed drop to superior medical screening processes that may decide up tumors earlier than they grow to be too severe, and the drop within the variety of people who smoke. Larger efforts by individuals to dwell more healthy lives may additionally be an element for the lower, it stated.