96% of women survive breast cancer for at least one year, and this is predicted to fall to 87% surviving for five years or more, as shown by
Breast Cancer (C50), Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Women (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Five- and ten-year survival is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model
Female breast cancer survival continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 78% of women are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with breast cancer during 2010-2011 in England and Wales. Out of 20 common cancers in England and Wales, ten-year survival for breast cancer in women ranks 5th highest overall (and 3rd highest for females only).
Breast Cancer (C50), Net Survival up to Ten Years after Diagnosis, Women (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011
For women diagnosed with breast cancer during 2001-2003 in England and Wales, 65% are expected to survive for twenty years or more.
Survival for female breast cancer is reported in Scotland and Northern Ireland,[3,4] though it is difficult to make survival comparisons between countries due to different methodologies and criteria for including patients in analyses.
- Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Personal communication, 2014.
- Twenty-year survival data for 2001-2003. Office for National Statistics (ONS). Cancer survival rates, Long-term Breast Cancer Survival, England and Wales. London: ONS; 2005.
- ISD Scotland. Trends in Cancer Survival 1983-2007.
- Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. Incidence & Survival 1993-2012.
About this data
Data is for: England and Wales, 2010-2011, ICD-10 C50