Language: English Spanish. To analyze differences in survival of breast, cervical, lung, prostate and stomach cancer by health insurance regime HIR and socioeconomic position SEP in an intermediate city in a middle-income country. All patients with breast, cervix uteri, lung, prostate and stomach cancer diagnosed between and and characterized by the Manizales population-based Cancer Registry MCR were included and followed up to a maximum of 5 years for identifying deaths. Survival probabilities estimated by HIR were defined according to the type of affiliation at the date of diagnosis, and by socioeconomic stratification of residence SS as indicator of SEP, stratifying for other prognostic factors using Kaplan-Meier methods. Cox proportional hazard models were fitted for multivariate analysis.