Introduction to Clinical Oncology
The Good News

The Good News


There are good outcomes with treatment for some cancers (for example: ALL, cervix, Hodgkins Lymphoma, testicular germ cell).  Most  people have an 80-90% cure rate, depending on stage and other factors.


Improvements are being seen in: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, breast and colon cancer.  

Improvements are still needed to help people diagnosed with lung, melanoma and pancreatic cancer.

Prevention strategies and things like the HPV vaccine will continue to decrease the risk of cancer. 


Physicians have roles to play in prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, education and research.  No matter what area of medicine you make your practice, you will care for people with cancer.