We help patients, physicians, and family members by providing cancer survival rates for 30 types of cancer at our site

How it Works

What is the survival rate?

Percentage of people surviving for the selected period of time. The default time period is 5 years; survival rates for 1, 2, or 5 years are available. The numbers are from past cases of other patients with specified cancer type.

How many people survive?

Grey shaded hearts represent the number of survivors out of 10 people that will live to or beyond the time period selected 1, 2, or 5 years. Survival is cause-specific to cancer type.

Can I customize?

Yes - Input sex, age, and diagnosis date- all factors that affect survival rates

What about cancer stage and grade?

Enter stage and/or grade using buttons. Users who aren't sure can try different values to see impact on survival rates. Either way, users should confirm stage and/or grade with physician.

Numbers To Words

The right questions for patients to ask their doctor about cancer prognosis

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Physician / Healthcare Professionals 


The Healthcare Professional user interface includes additional histology variables for selection.


Please see our FAQ and Statistical Model pages for technical information about data, models, and other details.


Business Services


We can provide APIs that integrate into your website, portal, or other application

Enhanced statistical models

Using your data we can develop customized statistical models that can compare your results to U.S. averages

EMR integration

We can build our statistical models into your EMR system and display 1,2, and 5 year survival rates without any input required by physician

Who We Are

Courage Health is the company behind providing patients, physicians, family members, friends, and other healthcare professionals with the most current survival rates for over 30 types of cancer. Our team and advisors is comprised of experienced healthcare professionals, data scientists, technologists. 


Stephen Buck


Omar Mehmood


Emily Marlow, Ph.D.

Epidemiologist, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Jim Murphy

Advisor, Oncologist, UCSD

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider

Advisor, Palliative Care, California Pacific Med Center

Dr. Andrew Bruggeman

Advisor, Oncologist, UCSD

Dr. Aaron Simon, MD, Ph.D

Advisor, Radiation Oncology, UCSD

Matt Tindall

Advisor, Healthcare CEO

Ethan Prater

Advisor, Managing Director Alchemist Accelerator

Komal Patel, Pharm.D

Advisor, Pharmacist, Catalia Health

Dr. Adam Schlifke

Advisor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Gene Shieh

Advisor, Oncologist, 21st Century Radiation Oncology


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