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Stomach Cancer Survival Rate

A stomach cancer survival rate refers to the percentage of people with the disease who survive the cancer for a certain length of time after their diagnosis. For example, many statistics cite five-year survival rates for stomach cancer. The survival rates presented in this article are based on the relative survival rate, which measures the survival of stomach cancer patients in comparison to the general population. The overall five-year relative stomach cancer survival rate for 1995-2001 was 23.2 percent.

Stomach Cancer Survival Rate: An Introduction

Stomach cancer survival rates indicate the percentage of people with the disease who survive the cancer for a specific period of time after their diagnosis. Often, statistics refer to the five-year stomach cancer survival rate, which expresses the percentage of people who remain alive five years after a stomach cancer diagnosis, whether they have few or no symptoms of stomach cancer, are free of disease, or are receiving treatment. A stomach cancer survival rate is based on large groups of people -- survival rates cannot be used to predict what will happen to a particular patient. No two patients are exactly alike, and stomach cancer treatment and responses to treatment can vary greatly.
 

Factors Affecting the Stomach Cancer Survival Rate

In general, the stomach cancer survival rate will depend on factors such as the stage of the cancer and the patient's general health.
 

Overall Five-Year Relative Stomach Cancer Survival Rate

Stomach cancer survival rates can be calculated by different methods for different purposes. The stomach cancer survival rates presented here are based on the relative survival rate, which measures the survival of stomach cancer patients in comparison to the general population. The overall five-year relative stomach cancer survival rate for 1995-2001 was 23.2 percent.
 
Five-year relative survival rates for stomach cancer by race and sex were:
 
  • 19.9 percent for white men
  • 23.9 percent for white women
  • 21.5 percent for black men
  • 24.2 percent for black women.
 
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