Manukau Courier : January 27th 2011
8 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 27, 2011 NEWS Get the Nursing or Health qualification you need, with an experience you'll love. Contact us now for a full list of programmes or more information. 0800 62 62 52 | www.manukau.ac.nz APPLY NOW FOR 2011 7559 000101R subs The Manukau Institute of Technology Nursing and Health programmes are designed to offer you the qualification, practical skills and knowledge to work as a nurse or health worker. Our teaching combines academic theory and applied learning to equip you with the skills and knowledge to start or develop your career in the health care industry. HEALTH Diploma in Health Promotion Certificate in Community Health Work Certificate in Pacific Community Health Work NURSING Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing Pacific* Diploma in Enrolled Nursing* *Pending approval 3324300AA - Family Health Care - Men's Health - Skin Cancer minor surgery - Travel health advice - Immigration Medicals 111 St George Street Papatoetoe Manukau, 2025 Tel: (09) 278 5361 Dr Rama Velalagan MBBS, FRNZCGP New Patient Enrolments OPEN NOW Papatoetoe Medical Centre Higher hope of surviving the big C The chances of Kiwis with cancer surviving improved in the 10 years to 2007, a report released by the Ministry of Health shows. Between 1998 and 2007 survival of adults with cancer improved from a ratio of 0.576 to 0.623 after five years of follow-up, the report says. A survival ratio of 0.623 means the rate of survival of people diag- nosed with cancer is 62 percent when compared with a group from the general population of the same age and sex. Although survival in both males and females improved, survival ratios differed in terms of sex, ethnicity, extent of dis- ease at diagnosis, and level of deprivation,'' says Dr John Childs, national clinical director of the ministry's cancer programme. In general, males had slightly lower survival ratios than females and Maori had lower survival ratios than non-Maori. The extent of disease at diagnosis also impac- ted greatly on patient survival.'' Dr Childs says of the 24 adult cancer sites covered in the report, cancer of the pancreas had the lowest survival outcomes over five and 10 years of follow-up. Testicular cancer showed the best survival ratio. Prostate cancer, with a five-year survival ratio of 0.862, also had one of the highest survival gain of the adult cancer sites.'' Survival from child- hood cancers improved between 1998 and 2005 but dropped in 2006 and 2007, possibly due to a change in the system of registering cancers. Cancer survival is cal- culated by comparing the number of people who died with cancer (with follow-up over up to 10 years) with the number of people in the general population who would have been expected to die over the same period.
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