Aug 07, 2018
We all know the treatment of cancer requires time, effort and lot of money. But early detection of cancer can play a major role in increasing the chances of full recovery from cancer. Here is why it is crucial to go for regular checkups and screening tests to diagnose cancer at an early stage:
Diagnosis of bowel cancer in early stage increases chances of survival for more than 5 years.
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Did you know more than 90 percent of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage were able to survive for at least 5 years more as compared to those who were diagnosed with cancer at the advanced stage?
Just like breast cancer, women who were diagnosed at an early stage of ovarian cancer had lived for 5 more years as compared to those who were diagnosed with the most advanced stage of cancer.
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Researchers have found that early diagnosis of lung cancer can allow most of the patients to live at least a year longer.
Early diagnosis not only helps with the outlook thus increasing the chances of survival, it also allows ample time to figure out the best suitable treatment for the patient.
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