Long-Term Survival Rates of Cancer Patients

The Lancet recently published an article titled, Long-term survival rates of cancer patients achieved by the end of the 20th century. This article provides survival rates of different types of cancer patients. Unlike a lot of previous data, we see survival rates for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years with treatment.

 

% survival rates
5 year 10 year 15 year 20 year
Prostate 98.8% 95.2% 87.1% 81.1%
Thyroid 96.0% 95.8% 94.0% 95.4%
Testis 94.7% 94.0% 91.1% 88.2%
Melanomas 98.0% 86.4% 83.5% 82.8%
Breast 86.4% 78.3% 71.3% 65.0%
Hodgkin’s disease 85.1% 79.8% 73.8% 67.1%
Corpus uteri, uterus 84.3% 83.2% 80.8% 79.2%
Urinary, bladder 82.1% 76.2% 70.3% 67.9%
Larynx 68.8% 56.7% 45.8% 37.8%
Rectum 62.6% 55.2% 51.8% 49.2%
Kidney, renal pelvis 61.8% 54.4% 49.8% 47.3%
Colon 61.7% 55.4% 53.9% 52.3%
Non-Hodgkin’s 57.8% 46.3% 38.3% 34.3%
Oral cavity, pharynx 56.7% 44.2% 37.5% 33.0%
Ovary 55.0% 49.3% 49.9% 49.6%
Leukemia 42.5% 32.4% 29.7% 26.2%
Brain, nervous system 32.0% 29.2% 27.6% 26.1%
Multiple myeloma 29.5% 12.7% 7.0% 4.8%
Stomach 23.8% 19.4% 19.0% 14.9%
Lung and bronchus 15.0% 10.6% 8.1% 6.5%
Esophagus 14.2% 7.9% 7.7% 5.4%
Liver, bile duct 7.5% 5.8% 6.3% 7.6%
Pancreas 4.0% 3.0% 2.7% 2.7%

 

The study used data from 1973 to 1998 from the United States National Cancer Institute.

2017-12-21T13:11:34-06:00
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