Recent cancer outcomes in the East of England
The relative survival percentage figures given here are the probability of survival of a person with cancer when compared with people of the same age and sex in the whole population of England. Relative survival can be greater than 100%, which means that the particular cancer has good survival and that competing mortality is lower in people with that cancer as compared with the background population.
There may be differences in survival between these data and other published results due to factors such as the timing of the data extract compared with those submitted to other organisations, and the data definitions used by the different organisations. There may also be slight differences in the estimates of relative survival due to different methodologies used and/or different life tables used to compute expected survival in the background population.
For specific explanation of cancer statistics see details of cancer statistics.
All the links below are downloadable PDF files.
Stats highlight variations in stages of cancer diagnosis
An earlier diagnosis of cancer usually leads to an increased chance of survival. The stage of the cancer at diagnosis is key to this survival. The earlier the stage at diagnosis, the better the prognosis for the patient. NCRS Eastern Office is leading the way in the UK in cancer staging, with 70% of all stageable tumours being assigned a stage at diagnosis. This is done by the medical staff based in NCRS Eastern Office, based on detailed clinical and pathological information and knowledge. This puts the East of England in a unique position having this detailed data available to them. [Mar 11]
Download the report showing:
- the stage distribution of the 19 most common cancers
- the stage distribution by Cancer Network of residence of the ‘Big Four’ cancer groupings (Breast, Colorectal, Lung and Prostate)
- the distribution of stage for all stageable cancers combined by Primary Care Trust
- the distribution of stage for all stageable cancers combined by Local Authority of residence.