To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in light of the Government's commitment that three in four of all cancers be diagnosed at Stage I or II by 2028, what estimate he has made of the proportion of cancer diagnoses for which staging data is currently available; and whether this includes all cancer diagnoses including rare and less common cancers.
In 2016 81.9% of cancers registered by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service had a complete stage at diagnosis recorded. This percentage includes all invasive cancers including rare and less common cancers, but excludes non-melanoma skin cancer.
These data, along with data for other United Kingdom countries are published in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries (UKIACR). UKIACR Performance Indicators and can be viewed at the following link: