Life Expectancy of Cancer Patients in Developed Countries Increases, This is the reason
Life expectancy of cancer patients could be increasing. For example, as happened in the United States and Britain during the period 1975 to 2010. According to Dr. Ronald Hukom MHSc, SpPD-KHOM for example life expectancy of breast cancer patients increased from 75 percent (1975-1977) to 84 percent (1987-1989 ) to 91 percent (in 2004-2010). Then, in leukemia where the figure rose from 34 percent (1975-1977) to 43 percent (in 1987-1989) to 60 percent (2004-2010). “” 3 The period showed how life expectancy or cure rates respectively natural cancer-repair, “said Dr. Ronald in the 5th Role of Internal Cancer Management (ROICAM 5) press conference at Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Jakarta recently.
According to Dr. Ronald, the improvement is influenced by many factors. He said early detection and primary prevention measures are one of the most important things in countries such as the US as well as the UK. Then, the efforts of early detection costs have been borne by the government to a large extent. For example, mammography, papsmear, stool examination, and even colonoscopy have been borne by the government in developed countries. “” So the awareness of doing the examination for early detection is high, so the cases found stage 0 or 1, not 3 or 4. If there are doctors from outside they are surprised if most cases of cancer in Indonesia are found in stage 3 or 4 because they see there cases found in the early stages, “” added Ronald. Read also: 5 Hoax News About Cancer Often Circulating Another factor that is the advancement of technology and drugs. Dr Ronald said, in the past 15 to 20 years, the drug developed rapidly. In fact, he thinks probably the most developed is a cancer drug, compared to drugs for other diseases. So, when not updated with literature for two years, it has made the doctors left behind. Then, the problem of financing also contributed. Dr. Ronald said each country has a different policy on health priorities. “” Health budgets in many developed countries have reached 4-5 percent of the total budget overall. If in Indonesia, still in 2 percent less, “” said Dr. Ronald.Sehingga, if you look at how the situation of cancer in Indonesia, the problem is that many cases are found in an advanced stage. Then, early detection or primary prevention programs are not working as expected. Then, there are also obstacles in the matter of medical personnel. Dr Ronald said, a team of doctors who deal with cancer has not been found enough in hospitals other than in big cities. “” Therefore we make the program Perompedin teaching or training and Roicam held each year is expected to raise awareness of colleagues in improving services for better cancer, “” said Dr. Ronald. Read also: Is it Really Powerful Overcome Cancer and More Great from Chemotherapy?
(rdn / vit)