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# survival rates

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# Diagnosis
Irish cancer survival rates jump among wealthy nations - but ovarian cancer remains a concern
The results of a major study of 3.9 million cases of cancer across seven counties were published today.
# stopping spreading
Aspirin can give major survival boost to patients battling some cancers
A new study has shown that a low dose of the drug is effective during the treatment of bowel, breast and prostate cancer.
# Disease
Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average
New research also found that more Irish men are dying from melanoma skin cancer.
# Organ Donation
More transplants than ever were carried out in Ireland last year
However, the HSE said there is still a need for more organ donations.
# survival rates
Half of new cancer patients in the UK will live for 10 years
Cancer Research UK want three quarters of people diagnosed to live for at least a decade within the next 20 years.
# survival rates
If you're going to have a heart attack, Sweden is the place to do it
A major study has found that some 11,000 lives could have been saved if UK patients had received the same care as people in Sweden.
# Health
Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence
Study by Trinity College Dublin scientists found that taking the treatment consistently over five years has real benefits for survival.
# ovarian
Ireland falls 10% behind Europe in some cancer survival rates
Ireland fell behind the average with colon, kidney, and ovarian cancer, while eastern Europe showed a lower overall survival rate.