Survival outcomes for head and neck cancer are dependent on site of disease as well as stage of disease at diagnosis and the patient's general health and fitness. Almost half of patients referred to The Christie with head and neck cancers have cancer of the pharynx. 77% of patients with pharyngeal cancer referred to The Christie survive at least one year following diagnosis.
This graph shows percentage survival for Head and Neck cancer patients referred to the Christie by site of disease:
Head & Neck Annual Report 2013/14
Further Head & Neck Outcomes Data