If you or a family member has been diagnosed with cancer, you have choices to make about where to receive care. Comparing survival rates among cancer centers is one way to help evaluate your options.
The charts in the sections below show the survival rates for patients treated by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, according to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Survival Reports. The NCDB reports also compare SCCA patient survival rates to survival rates for patients treated at other academic medical centers, large community hospitals, and small community hospitals. The data shows that, in general, SCCA patients have better outcomes than patients treated elsewhere. Patient survival rates are categorized by stage of diagnosis for each of the following types of cancer:
The charts above include patients who were diagnosed between 1998 and 2002 and then followed for five years.
The NCDB tracks the outcomes of 70 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer in the United States from more than 1,500 commission-accredited cancer programs. It has been collecting data from hospital cancer registries since 1989 and now has almost 26 million records.