Cancer Survival

The recent analysis included 967 160 cancer cases documented between 1989 and 2017 by the Austrian National Cancer Registry (all malignant neoplasms, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers and DCO cases). Several crucial trends were detected, which are widely in line with international findings. In the last 25 years a marked gain in cancer survival has been observed, but we have to consider that all cancers combined represent a broad variety of cancer diseases. Cancer stage at diagnosis, as well as age and sex proved to be the strongest predictors of overall cancer survival. The current analysis shows an improvement in 5-year cumulative relative survival from diagnoses in 1990-1994 compared to diagnoses in 2010-2014, increasing from 52% to 61% for both sexes together, from 48% to 58% in men, and from 55% to 63% in women. In other words, compared to the survival probability of the general population the survival probability for a cancer patient diagnosed in 1990-1994 for a time span of five years was only 0.52 times as high as for a person without cancer whereas for a cancer patient diagnosed in 2010-2014 it was already 0.61 times as high. Generally, women have an advantage in cancer survival, but the sex difference has diminished within the last decades as the gain in survival has increased stronger in men.  
Interpreting the results of survival analysis one has to bear in mind several methodological limits like lead-time bias and over-diagnosis. Those extend survival time even if death is not postponed, nor can quality of life be assessed with this method.

Please consult our German website for tables and charts containing further information.

Results (overview): Relative survival

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