Survival by Cancer Site and Diagnostic Route

These graphs show net survival estimates for several lengths of time from diagnosis and several patient cohorts, split by cancer site and Route to Diagnosis.

The top bar graph shows 12-month net survival estimates by cancer site and Route to diagnosis. The axis on the left shows the estimated survival 12 months after diagnosis while the bottom axis shows the cancer sites. Each coloured bar represents one Route to Diagnosis.

The bottom line graph shows net survival estimates over several time points from diagnosis. Each line represents one cancer site and Route to Diagnosis combination. The axis on the left shows the survival estimate, while the bottom axis shows the months since diagnosis. Data are shown for 1 month, 12 months, 24 months and 36 months since diagnosis here.

Survival estimates are not available for all sites or Routes. For more information please refer to the technical document here .

More information on Routes to Diagnosis can be found here .

How to use these graphs

Patient cohort: Six patient cohorts can be selected, made up of 5 years’ worth of data for each cohort. Between them these cohorts cover diagnosis between 2006 and 2015. Selecting the 2011-2015 cohort, for example, will show net survival estimates for cancers diagnosed for that patient cohort specifically.

Cancer site of interest: 53 cancer sites and an all cancers (all malignant neoplasms (excl. non-melanoma skin cancer) group can be selected. Multiple sites can be selected at once, although selecting too many sites will clutter the display and potentially hinder interpretation of the results.

Diagnostic routes of interest: Seven Routes to Diagnosis can be selected here. Multiple routes can be selected depending on interest, as well as overall survival (the ‘All tumours’ option). Note that the DCO Route has no results, as no information to generate survival analysis is available by the nature of this Route.

Confidence intervals can be turned on or off for both graphs by clicking the “Display confidence intervals” box.

Age-standardised net survival estimates can be shown instead of un-standardised estimates by clicking the “Use age-standardised values” box. Age-standardised estimates are more comparable as they adjust for age differences within a population, but have stricter criteria to produce an estimate. As such fewer results are available for the age-standardised results here.