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Stage 1 Bladder Cancer - Five Year Survival

Survival rate measures the percentage of patients with a specific type of cancer who are still alive after a certain period of time. In this case, the survival rate is measured as five-year survival.

For most cancers, the survival rate is best when the cancer is found in an early stage. Early diagnosis, followed by the best treatment for that stage, can increase the chances for survival and can decrease post-treatment problems. Survival is usually lower when cancer is found at a later stage. Cancer survival rates indicate how many patients were still alive five years after diagnosis but are not adjusted for many factors which affect survival.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of patients with stage 1 bladder cancer who were still alive five years after diagnosis or treatment for bladder cancer.

These numbers include all patients who were either diagnosed or treated for stage 1 bladder cancer at Northwestern Memorial sometime in 2003-2005. Patients may have been diagnosed somewhere else and treated here or diagnosed here and treated somewhere else.

In this case, a higher number is better.

Please note: The National Cancer Database requires that reporting hospitals have at least 30 cases in a single stage of cancer to generate a survival report.   There were not 30 cases for this stage of cancer during the most recent reporting period.

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