Cancer survival statistics
- 50% of adult cancer patients diagnosed in 2010-2011 in England and Wales are predicted to survive 10 or more years.
- 46% of men and 54% of women cancer patients diagnosed in 2010-2011 in England and Wales are predicted to survive 10 or more years.
- Cancer survival rates in the UK have doubled in the last 40 years.
Stats, info and publications
See our Key Facts for a summary of the main stats and information.
Download our publications about these statistics:
- All Cancers Combined Key Facts (April 2014)
- Data Table: England and Wales survival summary (April 2014)
Use our local cancer statistics tool to find and compare statistical information and intelligence about cancer in areas across the UK.
Survival statistics give an overall picture of net survival and (unless otherwise stated) include all adults (15-99) diagnosed, at all ages, stages and co-morbidities. The survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics. If you are a patient, please see our CancerHelp UK pages.
Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available.
We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data.
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