Five-year survival rates in children with diagnosed cancer by country

This statistic displays the five-year survival rate in children with diagnosed cancer, by selected locations, time periods, and type of cancer. In Australia, children with leukaemias had a five-year chance of survival of over 80 percent in the measured period 1997-2006. In comparison, Chinese children with leukaemias in Shanghai had a chance of little more than 50 percent to survive five years (measured in the period 2002-2005).

Five-year survival rates in children with diagnosed cancer in periods between 1990 and 2006, by country and type of cancer

Australia (1997-2006)Shanghai, China (2002-2005)Chennai, India (1990-2001)Thailand (2003-2004)
All cancers79.6%55.7%40%54.9%
Leukaemias80.6%52.2%36.3%57.4%
Lymphomas89.9%58.8%55.3%59.5%
Central nervous system tumours71%41.2%26.8%41.7%
Neuroblastoma*67.8%-36.9%33.6%
Retinoblastoma98.4%75%48.1%73.1%
Renal cancers88.6%86.7%58%70.4%
Malignant bone tumours68.9%52.6%30.6%33.7%
Soft tissue sacromas72.1%54.1%36.3%50.1%
Germ cell tumours89.4%78.4%38%70.6%
Carcinomas and melanoma**93.3%88.9%35.1%-
Other***72.2%---
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Source

Release date

February 2014

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1990 to 2006

Age group

0-14 years

Supplementary notes

* No figure available for Shanghai (China).
** No figures available for Thailand.
*** No figures available for Shanghai (China), Chennai (India) and Thailand.

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