Age at Diagnosis: Estimates only available for ages 20‒86
Race/Ethnicity: White Non-Hispanic, Black Non-Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander Non-Hispanic, or Hispanic
Sex: Male, Female
Marital Status: Not Married or Married
Place of Residence: Optional - characteristics of residence are used
Basis For Determining Cancer Stage*: Clinical Exam and Imaging, or Surgical Pathology
Stage of Disease at Initial Diagnosis (not recurrence)*:
- Elements to calculate the stage using AJCC6 standards: The size of the primary tumor and involvement of nearby structures, number and size of lymph nodes involved, presence or absence of metastases outside the head and neck region
The oral cancer survival calculator uses AJCC 6th edition staging (PDF) because that is the staging system used in the SEER cancer registry for the included cases.
Grade of the Cancer*: Cannot Be ( or was not) Assessed, Well Differentiated, Moderately Differentiated, Poorly Differentiated, or Undifferentiated
- Coexisting Health Conditions* (presence or absence of 15 common health conditions), if this information is known.
- Overall Self - Assessed Health Status (Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor) and Smoking Status (Current, Former, Never)
- Note: If you are under 40 years of age, then the above information is not required.