Vaginal cancer survival statistics

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Age that vaginal and vulva cancers survival is highest, 2009-2013, England


Five-year survival for vaginal or vulval cancer is highest in the youngest women and decreases with increasing age. Five-year net survival in women ranges from 82% in 15-49 year olds to 55% in 70-89 year-olds for patients diagnosed with vaginal or vulval cancer in England during 2009-2013.[1]

Vaginal or Vulval Cancer (C51, C52), Five-Year Net Survival by Age, England, 2009-2013


  1. Muller P, Belot A, Morris M, Rachet B, Cancer Research UK Cancer Survival Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Net survival and the probability of cancer death from rare cancers. Available from Accessed July 2016.

About this data

Data is for: England, 2009-2013, ICD-10 C51, C52

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Five-year relative survival for vaginal and vulval cancer in women in England (60%), Scotland (61%) and Northern Ireland (60%) are above the average for Europe (57%). Wales (57%) is similar to the European average.[1] Across the European countries for which data is available, five-year relative survival in women ranges from 41% (Slovakia) to 65% (The Netherlands).[1

Vaginal and Vulval Cancer (C51, C52.9, C57.8, C57.9), Age-Standardised Five-Year Relative Survival, Females (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]


  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, vaginal and vulval cancer (C51, C52.9, C57.8, C57.9).

Last reviewed:

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