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Cause-Specific Cancer Survival

Cause-Specific Cancer Survival

Cause-specific survival adjusts the observed survival for competing causes of death by only counting deaths due to the specific cancer site. Therefore, the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) uses a specially created SEER Survival-Specific Cause-of-Death (COD) variable that includes death from the specific cancer site, as well as any other causes of death that are likely to also be directly due to the specific cancer site (https://seer.cancer.gov/causespecific/index.html). Deaths from other, unrelated causes are censored. The following tables are provided for major cancer sites, by race and ethnicity, along with the 95% confidence interval of the survival percent.

Cause-Specific Survival for Malignant Cancers Diagnosed 2003-2013

By Primary Site and Race/Ethnicity; Grouped by Sex—Males and Females, Males, and Females on separate tabs.

Please Note: Cause-specific survival calculation only considers deaths directly related to the cancer site, and does not require life table data. Therefore, survival rates may be generated for Hispanics, non-Hispanics, and other groups in Texas.

More information about cancer survival analysis, as well as information about software used to generate these survival statistics, can be found on the SEER website: https://seer.cancer.gov/statistics/types/survival.html.


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Last updated December 27, 2017