Cancer is among the most deadly diseases of the last centuries, as it is the second cause of death in Europe and the leading cause in the USA. A new study discovered that the country you live in influences your chances of surviving cancer.
Published in the Lancet Tuesday Show, the study was conducted by reviewing more than 37 million cases registered between 2000 and 2014 in 71 different countries.
Surviving cancer in the USA is the most probable
The researchers found out that the USA is the leader when it comes to the chances of surviving cancer.
The USA is followed by Canada, New Zeland, Australia, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, and Norway. All these countries were discovered to have around 90% surviving rates for some common forms of cancer.
Pediatric Leukemia has a 90% surviving rate in well-developed countries and brain cancer in children has an 80% probability of being healed in Sweden.
High-risk countries for surviving cancer
On the other hand, Russia is showing only a 50% surviving rate for colon cancer, while India has only a 66% surviving rate for breast cancer.
Surviving pediatric leukemia is only 60% probable in China, Mexico, and Ecuador, while surviving brain cancer for Brasilian children has only a 28% chances.
Countries with the lowest number of cancer cases
Worldwide, the cancer is among the deadliest diseases, but there are some countries where cancer is a rare illness.
According to another study, in Niger, only 79 cancer cases are registered per 100,000 people. Other countries with the lowest cancer incidence include Gambia, Bhutan, Yemen, and Nepal.
On the opposite pole, there is Denmark with 339 cancer cases per 100,000 people. Denmark is closely followed by USA, Canada, Norway, and South Korea.
As it can be observed, cancer’s incidence is much higher in well-developed countries than in low-developed ones. This can be explained by the higher pollution levels of the big cities, the usage of preservatives and additive in foods, and the stressful lifestyle of well-developed countries’ population.