Special Report

Cancers With the Highest and Lowest Survival Rates

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18. Brain and Other Nervous System
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 35.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 23.0%
> New cases in 2016: 22,376 (or 6 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 16,834 (or 5 per 100,000 people)

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17. Ovary
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 48.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 36.0%
> New cases in 2016: 20,418 (or 10 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 14,223 (or 7 per 100,000 people)

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16. Myeloma
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 52.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 25.0%
> New cases in 2016: 25,286 (or 7 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 12,266 (or 3 per 100,000 people)

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15. Larynx
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 62.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 66.0%
> New cases in 2016: 12,243 (or 3 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 3,866 (or 1 per 100,000 people)

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14. Leukemias
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 65.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 34.0%
> New cases in 2016: 48,082 (or 13 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 23,287 (or 6 per 100,000 people)