Liver cancer survival statistics

Age

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

Five-year survival for liver cancer is generally higher in younger people and decreases with increasing age. Five-year net survival in men ranges from 23% in 15-39 year-olds to 6% in 80-99 year-olds for patients diagnosed with liver cancer in England during 2009-2013.[1] In women, five-year survival ranges from 30% to 2% in the same age groups.

Liver Cancer (C22), Five-Year Net Survival by Age, England, 2009-2013

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Five-year relative survival for liver cancer in men in England (9%) is below the average for Europe (11%). Scotland (8%) is also below the European average but Wales (9%) and Northern Ireland (10%) are similar to the European average.[1] Across the European countries for which data available, five-year relative survival in men ranges from 3% (Bulgaria) to 16% (Belgium).[1

Five-year relative survival for liver cancer in women in England (8%) is below the average for Europe (13%). Scotland (7%) is also below the European average but Wales (8%) is similar to the European average.[1] No five-year survival data is available for Northern Ireland. Across the European countries for which data is available, five-year relative survival in women ranges from 5% (Slovenia) to 21% (Belgium).[1

Liver Cancer (C22), Age-Standardised Five-Year Relative Survival, Adults (Aged 15+), European Countries, 2000-2007

Data consists of both observed and predicted 5-year relative survival. Where sufficient follow-up was not available for recently diagnosed patients the period approach was used to predict 5-year cohort survival.

Possible explanations for persistent international differences in survival include differences in cancer biology, use of diagnostic tests and screening, stage at diagnosis, access to high-quality care, and data collection practices.[1]

References

  1. De Angelis R, Sant M, Coleman MP, et al. Cancer survival in Europe 1999-2007 by country and age: results of EUROCARE-5 - a population-based study. Lancet Oncol 2014;15:23-34

About this data

Data is for: 29 European countries, patients diagnosed in 2000-2007 and followed up to 2008, liver cancer (International Classification of Diseases for Oncology C22).

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