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Prognosis of Cancer

Life Expectancy and Survival Rates

Average life years lost from Cancer: 15.0 years for cancers (SEER); 16.5 in North Carolina1; 7.8 average YPLL/person for cancer in Michigan2. ...see also deaths and Cancer

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Cancer: 555,500 annual deaths (SEER 2002 estimate)

Cause of death rank: 2nd top cause of death in 1999 and 2000 (CDC)

Estimated mortality rate for Cancer from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 555,499 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 555,500 annual deaths (SEER 2002 estimate))
  • Incidence: 1,248,899 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 1,248,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)
  • 44.5% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Cancer and Overview of Cancer.

Complications:

Complications of Cancer may include:

See also complications of Cancer.

Recurrence of Cancer

Followup care ensures that any changes in health are identified, and if the cancer recurs , it can be treated as soon as possible. Checkups may include a careful physical exam, imaging procedures, endoscopy, or lab tests. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer -- An Overview: NCI)

Survival Rate Statistics for Cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Cancer:

  • 64% of white people survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 53% of African American people survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 63% survive 5 years in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 5-year survival rate for black people with cancer is 40.4% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for people with cancer is 53.9% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white children under 15-years old with cancer is 69.7% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white people with cancer is 55.5% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
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Death Statistics for Cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to Cancer:

  • 553,768 deaths in USA 2001 (CDC)
  • 549,838 annual deaths in 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 23.0% of deaths
  • 553,768 people died from cancer in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 194.4 people per 100,000 died from cancer in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • Cancer is ranked the second cause of death in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • 12.1% of hospital inpatients deaths was from cancer in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final Data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
  • more death statistics...»

Cancer: Research More

About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Cancer usually refers to the likely outcome of Cancer. The prognosis of Cancer may include the duration of Cancer, chances of complications of Cancer, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Cancer, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Cancer. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.



Footnotes:
1. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
2. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA
 

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