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2019-08-07T19:06:51.450Z

The National Cancer Center announced that the 5-year survival rate, which shows how much cancer patients were saved by treatment, will be 66.1% in the latest count ...



The 5-year survival rate for cancer patients is 66.1%. National Cancer Center August 8th 4:01

The National Cancer Center announced that the latest 5-year survival rate, which shows how much cancer patients were saved by treatment, will be 66.1%. Survival data are also published at each hospital, and the National Cancer Center says it will be a reference for patients to know the characteristics of the hospital.

The National Cancer Center analyzed data from approximately 570,000 cancer patients treated at 277 cancer base hospitals throughout the country for the two years until 2010.

As a result, the overall survival rate at 6 years after diagnosis, which shows how much cancer patients were saved by treatment, was 66.1%.

By type of cancer, the highest is prostate cancer 98.6%, followed by breast cancer 92.5%, endometrial cancer 82.1%, cervical cancer 75.3%, large number of colorectal cancer 72.9%, stomach cancer 71.6%, bladder cancer 69.5%.
On the other hand, the lowest was 9.6% for pancreatic cancer, followed by 40% for liver cancer, 40.6% for lung cancer, and 44.4% for esophageal cancer.

In addition, for five types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer and stomach cancer, the survival rate for each stage is published for each hospital and can be viewed on the National Cancer Center website.

According to hospital-specific data, there is a tendency for the survival rate to be low in hospitals that treat patients who are difficult to treat, such as having a non-cancerous illness. Although it cannot be simply compared, it can be used as a reference when a patient understands the characteristics of a hospital and consults with an attending physician.The accuracy of data is increasing, and the investigation system is being established. I want to improve it. "

National Cancer Center Cancer Information Service https://ganjoho.jp/reg_stat/index.html

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