Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Survival Rates By Cancer Type

Warren Buffett was diagnosed with cancer yesterday, but good news for him and Berkshire shareholders: not only was the cancer apparently caught early, but it also is an extremely treatable form of cancer.   Prostate cancer is statistically the most treatable form of cancer, as shown in the table below; it has the highest 5 year survival rate of any type.  By contrast, Steve Jobs had Pancreatic cancer, which is statistically the most aggressive form of cancer.

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