Life Events and Population Sources Division
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Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical breakdown: Country
The trend of increasing survival continued for patients diagnosed during 2007–2011.
Survival is generally lower among older patients than younger patients, even after adjusting for death from other causes.
Five-year survival is over 80% for cancers of the breast (women), prostate and testis, and for Hodgkin lymphoma and melanoma of skin.
Five-year survival for cancers of the brain, lung, oesophagus, pancreas and stomach in both sexes is 21% or less; five-year survival from pancreatic cancer remains the lowest in both sexes (5%).
This bulletin presents one- and five-year net survival estimates for adults (aged 15–99 years) diagnosed with one of the 21 most common cancers in England during 2007–2011, and followed up to 2012. These cancers comprise over 90% of all newly diagnosed cancers. Data are presented by sex, by age group, and for all ages combined, both age-standardised and un-standardised.