Relative survival is the ratio of the observed survival of patients to the expected survival in a comparable group in the general population for the same region, age, sex and calendar year. It can be interpreted as the survival probability of cancer patients in the absence of other causes of death, which can vary widely between countries. Relative survival of patients diagnosed in and followed up to was estimated using the classic cohort approach.
The mean European relative survival was estimated by weighting country-specific relative survival by the country population. Each blue bar corresponds to the survival estimate of each European country, while orange and orange bordered bars refer respectively to Europe as a whole and to the European areas: Northern Europe, UK and Ireland, Central Europe, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe.
Relative survivalThe relative survival is a standard indicator for comparing cancer survival in population-based studies when the underlying cause of death in unknown. All relative survivalThe relative survival is a standard indicator for comparing cancer survival in population-based studies when the underlying cause of death in unknown. The survival estimate of all sites, but non-melanoma skin cancer, is also cancer site case-mix standardised.
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