5-Year Survival Rate for Colon Cancer Patients (Updated November 2012)
DeKalb Surgical Associates has implemented a method of continuous outcomes assessment for a variety of clinical indicators. One of these indicators looks at the long-term survival of patients with colon cancer. For patients at DeKalb Surgical Associates (DSA), the overall 5 year observed survival rate is over 60%, which reflects a slight improvement since looking at this same data last year. For a more homogeneous comparison, the data is shown by individual stages. Our results are equivalent to national data.
The data shown is from patients who were first diagnosed in years 2003-05, allowing us to have followed these patients for at least 5 years. This is the most recent time frame for which national data is available for national comparison. See our older outcomes comparison data.
5-Year Survival Rate for Colon Cancer Patients (Updated February 2012)
Survival for patients with colon cancer is another important indicator which we monitor. For patients at DeKalb Surgical Associates (DSA), the overall 5 year observed survival rate is over 57%. There has been no real change in survival rates for colon cancer over the past several years, neither for our own practice or with nationally reported data.
Here is some older data for comparison. This is data from patients who were first diagnosed in 1986-94.