Cancer Survival in Texas

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Relative cancer survival is the percent of people alive a certain amount of time (often 5 years) after their cancer diagnosis compared with people in the overall population without cancer. Five-year relative survival rates are calculated by comparing the observed 5-year survival among patients with cancer to the expected 5-year survival rates in a comparable population without cancer.

Relative Survival by Primary Cancer Site, Sex, Race/Ethnicity, and Stage at Diagnosis

Relative survival is one of several measures used to analyze cancer survival. For more information about estimating cancer survival statistics, please see links below:


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