disease-specific survival


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(diz-EEZ spess-IF-ik sir-VYE-vul)

The percentage of people in a study who have survived a particular disease since diagnosis or treatment. Only deaths from the disease are counted. Subjects who died from some other cause are not counted.

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Audio contributed by: Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach

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