What Are the 5-Year Survival Rates for Laryngeal Cancer?
Survival rates show the percentage of people with a certain type and stage of cancer who survive it for a certain period of time after they are diagnosed. A 5-year relative survival rate is the percentage of people who are alive�5 years after they are diagnosed compared with the�percentage of people who would be alive if they had never gotten cancer of the larynx. These are the people it includes:
Those who are free of disease (no signs of cancer)
Those who have few or no signs or symptoms of cancer
Those who are still�being treated for cancer or are being treated again because the cancer came back�
Many people included in the 5-year survival rate live much longer than 5 years after diagnosis. Also, because the statistic is based on people diagnosed and initially treated more than 5 years ago, it's possible that the outlook could be better today. People who are newly diagnosed often have a more favorable outlook. That's because of improvements in treatment.
Survival rates are based on large groups of people. They cannot be used to predict what will happen to a particular person. No two people are exactly alike. Treatment and responses to treatment vary greatly.
These are the 5-year relative survival rates for each site of laryngeal cancer from the National Cancer Database�for people diagnosed in�1998-99. If you have recently been diagnosed, you may have a more favorable outlook because of treatment improvements. Your survival rate also depends on the location of the cancer.
Five-year relative survival rates for cancer in the supraglottis:
Stage I cancer is�59%
Stage II cancer is�59%
Stage III cancer is�53%
Stage IV cancer is�34%
Five-year relative survival rates for cancer in the glottis:
Stage I cancer is�90%
Stage II cancer is�74%
Stage III cancer is 56%
Stage IV cancer is�44%
Five-year relative survival rates for cancer in the subglottis:
Stage I cancer is�65%
Stage II cancer is�56%
Stage III cancer is�47%
Stage IV cancer is�32%
Five-year relative survival rates for cancer in the hypopharynx:
Stage I cancer is�53%
Stage II cancer is 39%
Stage III cancer is 36%
Stage IV cancer is 24%