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Release: Cancer Survival by NHS England Area Teams, Adults Diagnosed 1996-2011 and Followed up to 2012

Released: 10 December 2013


Paul Hossack

Life Events and Population Sources Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455813

Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Conditions and Diseases, Cancer, Cancer Survival

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England

Geographical breakdown: Other area classification

  • One-year net survival from cancers of the oesophagus, stomach, colon, lung, breast (women) and cervix has improved by between 3% and 19% for adults diagnosed in England in 2011, compared to those diagnosed in 1996.

  • Five-year net survival for these same cancers has improved by between 2% and 9% for adults diagnosed in 2006, compared to those diagnosed in 1996.

  • For women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, there was very little variation in one-year survival between the 25 NHS England Area Teams: the national average value was 96.4%, and the range between the highest and lowest values was only 1.3%. For five-year survival for women diagnosed in 2006, the geographic variation around the national average (84.1%) was slightly wider, at 4.0%.

  • There were disparities in net survival between the 25 NHS England Area Teams, with a difference of over 10% between the Area Teams with the highest and lowest one-year net survival for cancers of the oesophagus (men), stomach, colon (women) and lung (women) in 2011. These disparities were less marked for five-year net survival.

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