Ovarian Cancer: Pendle

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of women in Pendle constituency were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Peter Fullerton, dated June 2014

On behalf of the Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of women in Pendle constituency were diagnosed with ovarian cancer in each of the last five years [199659].

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2011. Table 1 provides the number of (a) newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer, and (b) the proportion (as a crude cancer incidence rate) of newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer amongst females in Pendle parliamentary constituency, for the years 2007 to 2011.

Please note that these numbers may not be the same as the number and proportion of women in Pendle parliamentary constituency diagnosed with ovarian cancer, as it is possible that one woman could be diagnosed with more than one case of primary ovarian cancer.

The latest published figures on cancer incidence for England are available in the following link:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/index.html

Table 1: Number of newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer and crude incidence rate of ovarian cancer among females in Pendle parliamentary constituency, 2007 to 20111, 2, 3, 4, 5
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of new cases in Pendle 7 13 11 4 8
Crude5 rate per 100,000 females in Pendle *15.5 *28.7 *24.2 *8.8 *17.6
1 Cancer of the ovary is coded as C56 (Malignant neoplasm of ovary), according to the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10). 2 Cancer incidence figures are based on newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year. 3 Figures are based on boundaries correct as at May 2014 and exclude non-residents. 4 Incidence rates are calculated using mid-year population estimates for Pendle parliamentary constituency. 5 Due to low counts, directly age-standardised rates have not been calculated. Instead, a crude rate has been calculated by dividing the number of new diagnoses in Pendle by the female population in Pendle for each year. Note: Rates calculated from fewer than 20 counts are marked by * to denote low reliability. Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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