The likelihood of surviving cancer is going up, and new treatment therapies are to thank, a posting on the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America website said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that the five-year survival of cancer among children in developed countries diagnosed with leukemia, breast cancer and prostate cancer has been consistently improving, with some countries reporting survival rates of 85 percent .
The rate at which people die from cancer has gone down 27 percent worldwide, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America posting said. According to that same posting, cancer medicines on the market today are stronger and may have better outcomes than earlier treatments.
The Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association also said in the posting that cancer patients' immune systems are providing for other ways to combat cancer that doctors did not think of before.