The recent analysis included
982.982 cancer cases documented between 1991 and 2018
by the Austrian National Cancer Registry (all malignant neoplasms, excluding
non-melanoma skin cancers and DCO cases). Several crucial trends were
detected, which are widely in line with international findings. In the
last 25 years a marked gain in cancer survival has been observed, but
we have to consider that all cancers combined represent a broad variety
of cancer diseases. Cancer stage at diagnosis, as well as age and sex
proved to be the strongest predictors of overall cancer survival. The
current analysis shows an improvement in 5-year cumulative relative survival from diagnoses in 1991
Interpreting the results of survival analysis one has to bear in mind several methodological limits like lead-time bias and over-diagnosis. Those extend survival time even if death is not postponed, nor can quality of life be assessed with this method.
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