Australia on top for cancer survival

Australia and Sweden have the highest cancer survival rates of countries surveyed for an international benchmarking study.

The nation topped a list of six similar countries for stomach, colon, rectal and breast cancer, with five-year survival rates of 28%, 64%, 64% and 87% respectively.

But other malignancies did not fare so well: five-year lung cancer survival rates in Australia are 15%,

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