Skip to Content

five-year survival rate

 

Definition: the proportion of patients still alive 5 years after a diagnosis or form of treatment is completed. Usually applied to statistics of survival of cancer patients, given that after 5 years, recurrences are much less likely.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide