Anal cancer survival statistics

Survival

Survive anal cancer for 10 or more years, 2009-2013, England

Age

Age that anal cancer survival is highest, 2009-2013, England

 

81% of men survive anal cancer for at least one year, and this is predicted to fall to 57% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised Open a glossary item net survival for patients diagnosed with anal cancer during 2009-2013 in England.[1] Survival for women is higher, with 88% surviving for one year or more, and 68% predicted to survive for at least five years.

Anal Cancer (C21, excluding C21.8), Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-90), England, 2009-2013

1-Year Survival (%) 5-Year Survival (%) 10-Year Survival (%)
Men Net Survival 81.4 56.9 52.5
95% LCL 79.3 53.8 47.2
95% UCL 83.4 59.9 57.6
Women Net Survival 88.2 68.3 59.9
95% LCL 86.8 66.1 56.3
95% UCL 89.4 70.5 63.4
Adults Net Survival 85.7 64.1 57.3
95% LCL 84.5 62.3 54.2
95% UCL 86.8 65.9 60.2

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits Open a glossary item
 
Five- and ten-year survival is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model.
 

In men, anal cancer survival is similar at five and ten years after diagnosis. In women, anal cancer survival continues to fall beyond five years. 53% of men and 60% of women are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with anal cancer during 2009-2013 in England.[1]

Survival for anal cancer is reported in Scotland and Northern Ireland,[2,3] though it is difficult to make survival comparisons between countries due to different methodologies and criteria for including patients in analyses.

References

  1. Muller P, Belot A, Morris M, Rachet B, Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Net survival and the probability of cancer death from rare cancers. Available from http://csg.lshtm.ac.uk/rare-cancers/. Accessed July 2016.
  2. ISD Scotland. Trends in Cancer Survival 1983-2007.
  3. Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. Incidence & Survival 1993-2012.
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Five-year survival for anal cancer is highest in the youngest men and women and decreases with increasing age. Five-year net survival in men ranges from 71% in 15-49 year-olds to 46% in 70-89 year-olds for patients diagnosed with anal cancer in England during 2009-2013.[1] In women, five-year survival ranges from 81% to 53% in the same age groups.

Anal Cancer (C21, excluding C21.8), Five-Year Net Survival by Age, England, 2009-2013

References

  1. Muller P, Belot A, Morris M, Rachet B, Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Net survival and the probability of cancer death from rare cancers. Available from http://csg.lshtm.ac.uk/rare-cancers/. Accessed July 2016.
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