Table 2

Estimates of time to cure (years), time to death (years), and time for diagnosis and treatment (years) according to cancer, as applied to all countries
Cancer sites Time to cure Time to death Time for diagnosis and therapy
Lip oral cavity 7.00 3.00 0.58
Nasopharynx 7.00 3.00 0.58
Other pharynx 7.00 3.00 0.58
Oesophagus 4.00 0.70 0.50
Stomach 8.00 0.60 0.50
Colorectum 7.00 1.60 1.08
Liver 5.00 0.40 0.50
Gallbladder 5.00 0.70 0.33
Pancreas 4.00 0.40 0.50
Larynx 5.00 1.00 0.50
Lung 6.00 0.60 0.50
Melanoma of the skin 5.00 1.00 0.08
Kaposi sarcoma 0.00 1.00 0.50
Breast 7.00 5.70 0.92
Cervix uteri 4.00 1.00 0.42
Corpus uteri 6.00 1.00 0.67
Ovary 8.00 2.40 0.67
Prostate 10.00 6.70 0.58
Testis 2.00 1.00 0.42
Kidney 5.00 2.70 0.42
Bladder 4.00 2.20 0.33
Brain, nervous system 5.00 1.90 0.50
Thyroid 2.00 1.00 0.42
Hodgkin Lymphoma 6.00 1.00 0.92
Non- Hodgkin Lymphoma 5.00 5.00 0.92
Multiple myeloma 5.00 1.00 1.00
Leukaemia 4.00 1.80 1.00

Data sources: (1) Time to cure and time to death: Cancer Registry of Norway [13,24], the survival of cancer patients diagnosed in Nordic countries in 1964-2003 [25-29] and (2) Time for diagnosis and therapy: Clinical guideline for cancer treatment and care [21].

Soerjomataram et al.

Soerjomataram et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:125   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-125

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