Cancer Data

Treasury written question – answered on 2nd November 2006.

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Photo of Linda Riordan Linda Riordan Labour, Halifax

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) incidence and (b) survival rate of (i) ovarian, (ii) lung, (iii) bladder, (iv) breast, (v) bowel, (vi) prostate, (vii) throat, (viii) mouth, (ix) stomach and (x) testicular cancer was in (A) England, (B) Yorkshire and (C) Calderdale in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 2 November 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the (a) incidence and (b) survival rate of (i) ovarian, (ii) lung, (iii) bladder, (iv) breast, (v) bowel, (vi) prostate, (vii) throat, (viii) mouth, (ix) stomach and (x) testicular cancer were in (A) England, (B) Yorkshire and (C) Calderdale in the most recent period for which figures are available. (98069)

The most recent available (a) incidence rates for (i) ovarian, (ii) lung, (iii) bladder, (iv) breast, (v) colorectal, (vi) prostate, (vii) laryngeal, (viii) lip, mouth and pharynx (ix) stomach and (x) testicular cancer registered in A) England, (B) Yorkshire and Humber government office region (GOR) and (C) Calderdale local authority (LA) are given in the attached table.

The latest nationally comparable survival rates for England, Government Office Regions and Strategic Health Authorities (but not for other areas such as local authorities), are one-and five-year relative rates for patients (aged 15-99) diagnosed in 1997-99 and followed up to the end of 2004. These are available on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website (at the link below) for (ii) lung, (iii) bladder, (iv) female breast, (v) colon, (vi) prostate and (ix) stomach cancer. Equivalent figures are not available below national level for the other sites requested.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/SatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=11991&Pos=2&ColRank=1&Rank=272

For England, survival rates are available for all the sites requested (except mouth) for adult patients (aged 15-99 years) diagnosed during 1998-2001 followed up to the end of 2003. These rates are available on the ONS website at the link below:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=8982&Pos=4&ColRank=1&Rank=272

In this publication throat cancer is referred to as cancer of the larynx.

Rates per 100,000 population of newly diagnosed selected cancers in England, Government Office region Yorkshire and Humber, and local authority Calderdale, 2004
Site description ICD-10 code Sex England Yorkshire and Humber GOR Calderdale LA
(i) ovary C56 F 21 19 16
(ii) bronchus and lung C34 M 74 87 77
F 48 58 65
(iii) bladder C67 M 24 26 17
F 9 12 13
(iv) breast C50 M 1 1 1
F 145 142 170
(v) colon CIS M 38 38 30
F 35 34 31
(vi) prostate C61 M 120 118 105
(vii) larynx C32 M 6 6 13
F 1 1 2
(viii) Lip, mouth and pharynx C00-C14 M 12 11 6
F 6 6 7
(ix) stomach C16 M 17 18 23
F 9 11 8
(x) testis C62 M 7 6 3
Source:

Office for National Statistics

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