Head & Neck Cancer Outcomes
Survival Rates for Head & Neck Cancers (All Sites Combined)
Survival rates represent the percentage of people who are alive within a certain period of time after treatment. It's important to remember that survival rates may be used as a way to understand typical outcomes, but they should not be used to predict how cancer will affect one particular patient.
This graph shows 1- to 5-year survival rates for patients diagnosed with stage IV head and neck cancers. Survival rates are shown for patients treated at the University of Chicago Medicine compared against national survival rates. Types of cancers included are lip, tongue, salivary gland, floor of mouth, gum and other mouth, nasopharynx, tonsil, oropharynx, hypopharynx, other oral cavity and pharynx.
Source= Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Survival Report. Cases diagnosed 2003 to 2005. The content reproduced from the applications remains the full and exclusive copyrighted property of the American College of Surgeons. The American College of Surgeons is not responsible for any ancillary or derivative works based on the original text, tables or figures.