Survival by Cancer Site and Diagnostic Route

This scatter plot combines incidence, survival and the numbers in each cohort to visualise some of the interactions between these statistics for a cancer site.

Each point on the graph represents a cancer site plus a combination of a route and a survival cohort. The colour of each point corresponds to a Route, the border of a point corresponds to the survival cohort. The size of the point represents the number of cancers in that cohort, larger points having more numbers. The axis on the left represents survival estimates and the axis on the bottom shows the proportion diagnosed.

An example of use would be as follows. Select “All Malignant Neoplasms (excl.NMSC)” as the cancers site, select all Routes apart from “All tumours”, select all cohorts and select 12 months of survival for age-standardised values. In the display for these filters the red points represent emergency presentations for all cancers. As we go forward through time, starting at the bottom-right point and going to the top left we see a decrease in the proportion of emergencies (as the points tend to the left) and an increase in 12-month survival estimates for this Route (as the points tend upwards). The darker green points, Two Week Waits, show an increase in both incidence proportions and survival estimates over time.

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

Each point on the graph will display more information if hovered over with the cursor.

Cancer Site: 53 cancer sites and an all cancers (all malignant neoplasms (excl. non-melanoma skin cancer) group can be selected. Results will not be available for all cancer sites.

Diagnostic routes of interest: Seven Routes to Diagnosis can be selected here. Results will not be available for all Routes. Note that the DCO Route has no results, as no information to generate survival analysis is available by the nature of this Route.

Cohorts of interest: 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. Multiple cohorts can be selected at once.

Months of survival: Net survival estimates are available for 1 month, 12 months, 24 months and 36 months after diagnosis. Selecting one will update the entire display to represent net survival for that amount of time.

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, but have stricter criteria to produce an estimate. As such fewer results are available for the age-standardised results here.