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
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 (%)|
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.
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.
- 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.
- ISD Scotland. Trends in Cancer Survival 1983-2007.
- Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. Incidence & Survival 1993-2012.