Treatment Breakdown by Routes to Diagnosis, 2013-2015

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This website presents the percentages of tumours diagnosed in England in 2013 - 2015 recorded as receiving radiotherapy, chemotherapy or tumour resection. The results are presented by Route to Diagnosis.

How to use these graphs

The cancer site of interest can be selected from the drop down menu above, with 6 cancer sites available. Only one cancer site will be displayed at a time.

The second drop down box will allow you to select the specific Route to Diagnosis that will be displayed on the left side of the graph. This will show the split of treatment types for that specific Route. An 'All Routes' option is also available. Each bar represents the percentage of a specific treatment type within the selected Route.

The third drop down box functions in the same way as the second, allowing a selected Route to be displayed. This allows any combination of Routes to be compared. If the same Route is selected the graph will show the same results twice, so it is recommended that different Routes are selected.

The 'Download' button will allow all the percentages and their confidence intervals to be downloaded as a .csv file.

Analytical notes

The methodology is described in the standard operating procedure CAS-SOP #4.4 Linking treatment tables - chemotherapy, tumour resections and radiotherapy.

The proportions here are not case-mix adjusted and do not account for early mortality which will impact interpretation of the figures.

Other care represents the group of patients who had no record of chemotherapy, tumour resection, or radiotherapy in the time frame assessed. This may include patients who received other treatments (such as hormonal therapy or management of symptoms), treatment outside of the time frame assessed, treatment in a private setting, or there may be data missing from the datasets used.

Percentages in the download file may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Where 'NA%' values are displayed this means no data is available e.g. for cancer sites without a screening programme.

This work uses data collected by the NHS, as part of the care and support of cancer patients.