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Cancer Survival in Wales, 2002-2019

Residents of Wales aged 15-99 years, diagnosed with their first primary cancer between 2002 and 2019, and followed up to 31st December 2021

Published 16th August 2022

Latest available cancer survival official statistics for Wales for diagnosis years 2002-2019, by cancer type, sex, age group, health board of residence and stage at diagnosis.

Cancer Survival in Wales data tables

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Please note the life tables used in this analysis do not take into account differences in background mortality rates between geographies, and do not take into account changes to background mortality due to the coronavirus pandemic. This can affect the accuracy of the survival estimates. Also, the background mortality data includes cancer deaths. This is unlikely to skew our net survival figures for specific cancer sites, but it would likely have an effect on deaths from all cancers. For that reason, we have not included survival figures for all cancers combined. Please see the accompanying technical guide for more information.

For timeliness of data this publication is in excel format only. We apologise for this temporary inconvenience.


Responsible statistician: Ffion Thomas


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Pre-release list

Dr Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive of Public Health Wales and NHS Wales Executive Lead for the Wales Cancer Implementation Group

Professor Tom Crosby, National Cancer Clinical Director for Wales

Anthony Davies, Senior Policy Manager, Value Based Healthcare Policy Team, Welsh Government

Iain Bell, Director of Public Health Data, Knowledge and Research

Pat Vernon, Clinical Conditions and Pathways Team Leader, Quality and Nursing Directorate

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