The survival rate for most cancers has seen promising improvement. 5 year relative survival for 18 of the top 20 most common cancers has increased from 50% in 1975-1977 to 66% in 2006-2012. Cancers that still have poor prognosis are those of the Pancreas, Liver, Lung, Esophagus, and Brain.
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Source – National Cancer Institute (NCI) website (https://www.cancer.gov)