Prostate Cancer

Treasury written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed in each year since 1997-98, broken down by strategic health authority area.

Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle The Exchequer Secretary, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 5 February 2008:

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many cases of prostate cancer have been diagnosed in each year since 1997-98, broken down by strategic health authority.

The most recent available figures for cancer incidence are for 2005. Figures requested are given in the table below.

Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer( 1) , males, by strategic health authority, 1997 to 2005
SHA 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
England 19,878 20,375 22,203 24,256 27,380 27,672 27,777 29,406 28,887
North East 887 1,063 1,229 1,243 1,407 1,389 1,475 1,321 1,403
North West 2,554 2,626 2,843 3,096 3,651 3,525 3,637 4,468 4,293
Yorkshire and the Humber 1,857 1,818 1,923 2,372 2,631 2,598 2,639 2,909 2,729
East Midlands 1,465 1,531 1,747 1,939 2,115 2,136 2,090 2,415 2,619
West Midlands 2,085 2,247 2,411 2,723 3,076 3,235 3,249 3,377 3,350
East of England 2,247 2,266 2,609 2,938 3,192 3,270 3,194 3,164 3,453
London 2,593 2,661 2,742 2,797 3,074 3,115 3,062 3,012 2,876
South East Coast 2,081 1,997 2,225 2,289 2,441 2,302 2,270 2,268 2,317
South Central 1,480 1,632 1,808 2,038 2,349 2,361 2,334 2,484 2,169
South West 2,629 2,534 2,666 2,821 3,444 3,741 3,827 3,988 3,678
(1) Prostate cancer is coded to C61 in the International Classification of Diseases 10th Revision (ICD-10).

Source:

Office for National Statistics.

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