Types of Cancer Survival Rate Statistics Table

Author: Disabled World
Published: 2010/07/15 - Updated: 2020/04/04
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Synopsis: Statistics table data shows approximate cancer survival rate in percentage within 5 years after being diagnosed with various types of cancers. If your health is otherwise perfect, you're likely to have a greater chance of survival than the statistics suggest. Remember, no two patients are entirely alike, and treatment and responses to treatment can vary greatly.

Main Digest

Cancer survival statistics are typically expressed as the proportion of patients alive at some point subsequent to the diagnosis of their cancer.

Statistics compare the survival of patients diagnosed with cancer with the survival of people in the general population who are the same age, race, and sex and who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Survival statistics don't take into account other medical conditions you have. Because survival statistics are based on large groups of people, they cannot be used to predict exactly what will happen to an individual patient.

If your health is otherwise perfect, you're likely to have a greater chance of survival than the statistics suggest. So while cancer survival rates can give a general idea about most people in your situation, they can't give your individual chances for cure or remission. For that reason, some people ignore cancer survival rate statistics. Remember, no two patients are entirely alike, and treatment and responses to treatment can vary greatly.

Percentage of patients deceased within 5 years after diagnosis
Pancreatic cancer 94%
Liver cancer 83.9%
Lung cancer 83.4%
Esophageal cancer 82.7%
Stomach cancer 72.3%
Brain cancer 66.5%
Ovarian cancer 55.8%
Leukemia 44%
Laryngeal cancer 39.4%
Oral cancer 37.8%
Colon cancer 35.1%
Bone cancer 33.6%
Rectal cancer 33.5%
Cervical cancer 32.1%
Kidney cancer 28.2%
Bladder cancer 22.1%
Uterine cancer 18.5%
Breast cancer 10.8%
Skin cancer 8.7%
Thyroid cancer 2.3%
Prostate cancer 0.8%

Survival Percentages

In the past cancer was considered to be fatal. However, nowadays it has come to be recognized as a curable illness.

Reference: www.cancer.gov/statistics/find (Statistics from the period between 2003 and 2009)

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