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Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis - BBC News
 

Cancer: Thousands surviving in UK decades after diagnosis - BBC News

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More than 170,000 people in the UK who were diagnosed with cancer up to 40 years ago are still alive, although many face lifelong side-effects, a report says.
 
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1 Aug 2016 - General
 
Screening younger population does not translate to more survival. Subjecting a low risk population to a test may lead to a very high numbers of false positive which can lead to unnecessary worries, anxiety, morbidity from more invasive diagnostic test as well as high cost. Test must target important conditions with significant incidence and a long asymptomatic and indolent phase. How do you quote when a patient ask what is the chance of surviving a cancer? Given the frequency of melanoma and bas...
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In the last decade, there has been a considerable amount of improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. These major innovations that changed the lives of many does not only involve medications and improved laboratory tests, but also the manner by which physicians and other members of the healthcare team treat cancer as a disease and those who are afflicted with it. Previously, cancer is usually being treated by a single doctor, depending on the location of the malignancy. Today, the m...
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