Greater Manchester cancer outcomes

Almost half of all patients diagnosed with cancer* in the Greater Manchester area survive at least five years after their diagnosis.

This graph shows how overall five year cancer survival has improved since 1997 in Greater Manchester:

Source: Office for National Statistics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
*Excludes prostate and skin cancer. Net survival is a survival estimate that takes into account the probability of death from other non cancer related causes.

The proportion of cancer patients living at least five years after diagnosis has increased significantly over the past 10 years. Greater Manchester has seen the largest improvements of any region in the North West and is now equivalent to the England average. There are many parts to the cancer pathway from speed of diagnosis to what treatment the patient receives that all play a part in the outcome. At the Christie we are activing monitoring outcomes to try to ensure that outcomes improve year on year for all the cancer types treated here.

Outcomes for specific cancer types: