Five-year survival rate for cancer South Korea 1995-2016

As of 2016, the five-year survival rate for cancer was 70.6 percent, while that in 1995 was only 41.2 percent. Women had a better chance of survival in 2016, with a survival rate of 78 percent, while that for men was only 63.2 percent.
The five-year survival rate is defined as the likelihood that a cancer patient will not die from cancer within five years of starting treatment. A high rate indicates that cancer treatment is successful and that the medical establishment is well-suited to treating serious illnesses such as cancer.

Five-year survival rates for cancer in South Korea from 1995 to 2016

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October 2019


South Korea

Survey time period

1995 to 2016

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