Stomach cancer survival statistics

Survival

Survive stomach cancer for 10 or more years, 2010-11, England and Wales

Age

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

 

Improvement

Stomach cancer survival in the UK has almost tripled in the last 40 years

 

44% of men survive stomach cancer for at least one year, and this is predicted to fall to 20% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised Open a glossary item net survival for patients diagnosed with stomach cancer during 2010-2011 in England and Wales.[1] Survival for women is slightly lower at one year but similar at five years, with 38% surviving for one year or more, and 18% predicted to survive for at least five years.

Stomach cancer (C16), Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011

1-Year Survival (%) 5-Year Survival (%) 10-Year Survival (%)
Men Net Survival 43.9 19.5 15.3
95% LCL 43.6 18.3 13.3
95% UCL 44.2 20.7 17.3
Women Net Survival 38.0 17.9 14.6
95% LCL 37.5 16.2 12.0
95% UCL 38.6 19.6 17.4
Adults Net Survival 41.8 18.9 15.0
95% LCL 41.6 18.0 13.5
95% UCL 42.1 19.9 16.7

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

Stomach cancer survival gradually continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis in men, though in women the decrease is not significant.15% each of men and women are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with stomach cancer during 2010-2011 in England and Wales.[1] Out of 20 common cancers in England and Wales, ten-year survival for stomach cancer ranks 5th lowest overall.

Stomach Cancer (C16), Net Survival up to Ten Years after Diagnosis, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011

Survival for stomach 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. Data were provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on request, 2014.
  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 stomach cancer generally decreases with increasing age. Five-year net survival in men ranges from 35% in 15-39 year-olds to 8% in 80-99 year-olds for patients diagnosed with stomach cancer in England during 2009-2013.[1] In women, five-year survival ranges from 33% to 9% in the same age groups.

Stomach Cancer (C16), Five-Year Net Survival by Age, England, 2009-2013

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As with most cancers, survival for stomach cancer is improving. One-year age-standardised Open a glossary item (AS) net survival for stomach cancer in men has increased from 15% during 1971-1972 to 44% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference Open a glossary item of 29 percentage points.[1] In women, one-year survival has increased from 16% to 38% over the same time period (a difference of 22 percentage points).

Stomach Cancer (C16), Age-Standardised One-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 1971-2011

Five- and ten-year survival has increased by a lesser amount than one-year survival since the early 1970s. Five-year age-standardised net survival for stomach cancer in men has increased from 5% during 1971-1972 to a predicted survival of 20% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference of 14 percentage points.[1] In women, five-year survival has increased from 5% to 18% over the same time period (a difference of 13 percentage points).

Stomach Cancer (C16), Age-Standardised Five-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 1971-2011

Five-year survival for 2010-2011 is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model

Ten-year age-standardised net survival for stomach cancer in men has increased from 4% during 1971-1972 to a predicted survival of 15% during 2010-2011 in England and Wales – an absolute survival difference of 11 percentage points.[1] In women, ten-year survival has increased from 4% to 15% over the same time period (a difference of 11 percentage points). Overall, more than 1 in 7 people diagnosed with stomach cancer today are predicted to survive their disease for at least ten years.

Stomach cancer (C16), Age-Standardised Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 1971-2011

Ten-year survival for 2005-2006 and 2010-2011 is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model

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Five-year relative survival for stomach cancer in men in England (16%) is below the average for Europe (24%). Wales (17%), Scotland (15%) and Northern Ireland (17%) are also below the European average.[1] Across the European countries for which data is available, five-year relative survival in men ranges from 11% (Bulgaria) to 31% (Italy).[1

Five-year relative survival for stomach cancer in women in England (18%) is below the average for Europe (28%). Wales (21%), Scotland (19%) and Northern Ireland (21%) are also below the European average.[1] Across the European countries for which data is available, five-year relative survival in women ranges from 14% (Bulgaria) to 42% (Iceland).[1]

Stomach Cancer (C16), 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, stomach cancer (C16).

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