Special Report

Cancers With the Highest and Lowest Survival Rates

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3. Testis
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 97.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 83.0%
> New cases in 2016: 8,826 (or 6 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 431 (or 1 per 100,000 people)

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2. Thyroid
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 98.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 92.0%
> New cases in 2016: 47,755 (or 14 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 2,042 (or 1 per 100,000 people)

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1. Prostate
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (2008-2014): 99.0%
> Patients expected to survive 5 years after diagnosis (1975-1977): 68.0%
> New cases in 2016: 192,443 (or 101 per 100,000 people)
> Total no. of deaths in 2016: 30,370 (or 19 per 100,000 people)

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