89.6% of males survive thyroid cancer for at least one year. This falls to 82.7% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer during 2013-2017 in England. Survival for females at one year is 92.3% and falls to 89.6% surviving for at least five years. Survival for females is higher than for than for males at one year, and higher than for at five years.
Thyroid Cancer (C51, C52), Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Women, (Aged 15-90), England, 2013-2017
Thyroid cancer survival falls only slightly beyond five years after diagnosis. This means that most patients can be considered cured after five years. 84.3% of people are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer during 2013-2017 in England.
Cancer survival statistics for common cancers in the UK
- Office for National Statistics, Cancer survival by stage at diagnosis for England, 2019.
About this data
Data is for: England, 2013 - 2017, ICD-10 C73.
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.