Below shows the differences in survival rates for both men and women from the periods i have been examining in previous posts. Basically, it is taking the survival statistics from 1991 to 2001 and 2001 to 2011 and deducting one period from the other for each cancer. For example, in the periods 1991 to 2001 15,137 women where diagnosed with cancer of the cervix, with 62.2% surviving over 10 years. However, in the period 2001 to 2011, women diagnosed for cervix cancer was 10,334 with a survival rate of 61.3. When you take the survival rate for the first period (62.2%) and deduct it from the second period;s survival statistics (61.3) i get a figure of -0.9. Which means there was a slight drop in the survival rate for women with cervix cancer.
Overall, we can see that that there has been overall improvement in the cancer survival rates and in a post i will explore what factors contribute to survival rates.
This visualization is designed to capture how cancer survival rates have improved or not over these two periods and by how much. Can the funding in these cancers explain any changes in survival rates?