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Cancer survival statistics

Survival-summaryCancer survival statistics are presented here.

For patients diagnosed in 2007, it’s predicted that 46% of men and 56% of women in England and Wales will survive their cancer for five years or more.

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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, you will probably find our CancerHelp pages more relevant and useful.

Unless otherwise stated, these data are for all adults diagnosed with cancer, at ages 15-99, stages and co-morbidities. The survival statistics presented here are for England in 2005-2009 (followed up to 2010). Survival data for England in 2006-2010 (followed up to 2011) is available but used a different method, is not comparable with the data here and had no historical trends so has not been used here.

Survival data for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also available on their websites.

This section does not include any data on cancer survival in children. The childhood cancer section includes survival data on childhood cancers.

The latest UK cancer survival statistics for common cancers.

The latest cancer survival statistics by age at diagnosis.

The latest cancer survival statistics by socio-economic variation.

Use our local cancer statistics tool to find and compare statistical information and intelligence about cancer in areas across the UK.

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Updated: 13 June 2013