How do survival estimates compare for common cancers?

Survival estimates for nearly all cancers have improved since the early 1970s. While estimates have improved more for some cancers than others, generally there’s a more positive outlook for many cancer patients than there used to be.

The survival estimates used here tell us the percentage of people who survived one year or more, five years or more and 10 years or more after being diagnosed in the given year.

Hover over the chart to investigate how survival estimates have changed for the 21 most common cancers in England in 1971 and 2011.

One year, five year and 10 year survival estimates for the 21 most common cancers in England, 1971 and 2011 

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