Australia tops seven countries for colorectal cancer survival

The nation's five-year survival rate beats Norway and the UK

Australia has come out tops in a comparison of colorectal cancer statistics between seven wealthy countries.

It has the best one- and five-year survival rates, shows the study in Gut, and that colorectal cancer was caught earlier in Australia and treated more successfully.  

Researchers used data from cancer registries of almost 387,000 patients diagnosed between 2010 and 2014 in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand,&nbsp