Health Insurance Comparison Site Quoteboffin.co.uk Urges Health Providers To Maintain Momentum In Light Of Improving Cancer Survival Rates
Released on: July 13, 2010, 5:58 am
Survival rates for some cancers has doubled since the 1970s.
Now health and life insurance comparison site, QuoteBoffin.co.uk, is
calling on health organisations to continue their good work.
Following research by leading organisation Cancer Research UK, it has emerged that
survival rates for some cancers including bowel, breast and ovarian have doubled
over the past four decades.
Comparisons between survival rates for those with cancer in the 1970s and people
with the disease in the late noughties show vast improvements in the number of
patients expected live more than ten years with the disease.
Breast and bowel cancer have seen remarkable improvements in survival rates with the
number of people living at least ten after diagnosis years jumping from 40% to 77%
and 23% to over 50% respectively.
Despite the improvements, health organisations and cancer charities are still
calling for more work to be done to improve cancer patients chances of survival.
A spokesperson from QuoteBoffin.co.uk joined the calls for
further research, with cancer treating drugs high on the agenda:
“It's encouraging to see such a stark improvement in cancer survival rates in such
a short space of time.
“As technology improves so does our ability to detect and treat cancer earlier and
earlier and this brings with it its own set of problems.
“No longer is cancer treatment about prolonging a patient's life, it's about
completely curing the disease altogether so now we must put more and more money and
time into crafting and fine tuning a range of drugs and treatments that can be
applied to the disease at any stage.”
With so many health organisations calling for even more life prolonging treatments
to be made available, the Government's Cancer Reform Strategy will no doubt prove
to be a hot topic amongst those in the medical profession and beyond.
With improving health outcomes high on the coaltion's to-do list it is thought that
even more money could be ploughed into the prevention and treatment of cancers such
as lung, brain and pancreatic cancer which have shown less dramatic survival
But lengthy clinical trials and a squeezed UK economy mean it still could be some
time before many of today's most ground-breaking drugs make it onto the NHS roster
whilst private medical care remains one step ahead.
A spokesperson from QuoteBoffin.co.uk said:
“Despite the NHS' improvements in cancer care, private medical patients still have
the luxury of treatments and drugs that are expensive or hard to come by via the
National Health Service.
“Recent debates focussing on the previous Government's refusal to make some of
these more costly drugs available has sadly cost lives so having health insurance up
your sleeve is always advisable while NHS' cancer care goes under reform.”
Quoteboffin.co.uk is an online insurance comparison website offering life insurance
comparison tools that allow users to search the market and procure the best life
insurance policies and quotes.
QuoteBoffin.co.uk was launched in February 2010 and is a trading style of David and
Co Consultants Limited.
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