79.3% of males survive bowel cancer for at least one year. This falls to 58.2% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with bowel cancer during 2013-2017 in England. Survival for females at one year is 77.1% and falls to 58.6% surviving for at least five years. Survival for females is lower than for than for males at one year, and similar to at five years.
Bowel Cancer Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England, 2013-2017
Bowel cancer survival continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 51.9% of males and 53.8% of females are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with bowel cancer during 2013-2017 in England.
- Office for National Statistics, Cancer survival by stage at diagnosis for England, 2019.
About this data
Data is for England, 2013 - 2017, ICD-10 C18 to C20.
Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and the survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics.