Cancer survival in England: adults diagnosed 2008 to 2012, followed up to 2013
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
- Office for National Statistics
- Date of publication
- 30 October 2014
- Statistical bulletin
- Health Services
- Social welfare
- Material type
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This bulletin presents estimates of one-year and five-year net survival (%) for adults (aged 15–99 years) diagnosed with one of 24 common cancers in England during 2008–2012 and followed up to 31 December 2013. These 24 cancers comprised over 92% of all newly diagnosed cancers during 2008–2012, among adults eligible for analysis. Data are presented by sex, by age group, and for all ages combined, both un-standardised and age-standardised. For the first time, this bulletin also presents short term predictions of one-year and five-year net survival (%) for patients diagnosed in 2013. Key figures include:
- The trend of increasing survival continued for cancer patients diagnosed during 2008–2012.
- Survival is generally lower for older patients than younger patients, even after adjusting for death from other causes than cancer.
- Five-year net survival is over 80% for cancers of the breast (women), prostate, testis and thyroid gland, and for Hodgkin lymphoma and melanoma of the skin.
- Five-year survival for cancers of the brain, lung, oesophagus, liver, mesothelioma, pancreas and stomach is less than 22%. Five-year survival from pancreatic cancer (5%) remains the lowest in both sexes.
- For the first time, short-term predictions of one-year and five-year net survival for patients that would be diagnosed in 2013 are presented.
- Also for the first time, one- and five-year cancer survival estimates have been provided for cancers of the liver and thyroid gland, and for mesothelioma.
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