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Table 2 One, three and five-year relative survival (%) and median survival (months) for colorectal cancer patients

From: Survival rates and predictors of survival among colorectal cancer patients in a Malaysian tertiary hospital

Cancer location Relative survival rates (%) Median survival (months)
(95% CI) (95% CI)
Colorectal cancer (n = 1212) 42.00 (35.42–48.58)
 1 year 74.92 (72.38–77.26)  
 3 years 53.13 (50.20–55.97)  
 5 years 42.85 (39.81, 45.84)  
Colon cancer (n = 596)a 42.00 (31.11–52.89)
 1 year 77.52 (73.95–80.66)  
 3 years 55.04 (50.81–59.07)  
 5 years 45.00 (40.59–49.31)  
Rectal cancer (n = 552)a 41.00 (32.34–49.66)
 1 year 74.09 (70.23–77.54)  
 3 years 52.47 (48.13–56.62)  
 5 years 41.26 (36.82–45.64)  
  1. a Total did not add up to 1212 as there were 64 unknown cases