it could be a very poor use of statistics. get the tough form, and your survival rate remains very low. perhaps we've just gotten better at IDing a benign form.Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
my research is on a different cancer with similar features-- we're getting better at IDing it early, so there are more cases and therefore it appears that fewer people are dying from it.
Except-- and this is a very subtle point-- the same number of people are dying of it even as the percentage drops. So we're not actually curing anyone that we weren't curing before