Cancer: Diagnosis

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Jolly Baroness Jolly Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Health)

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were diagnosed with cancer in the last year for which records are available, broken down by cancer type and Cancer Alliance area.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

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

Dear Baroness Jolly,

As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am replying to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were diagnosed with cancer in the last year available, broken down by cancer type and cancer alliance area (HL13595).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in collaboration with Public Health England publishes the number of cancer diagnoses registered in England in each calendar year, as part of its Cancer Statistics Registrations, England release. The latest available cancer incidence data is available for 2016 and was published by ONS in June 2018[1].

Table 1 attached provides the number of cancer registrations in 2016 for each cancer type that we normally publish, for each of the nineteen cancer alliance areas in England. These figures are for all ages and both sexes combined. A copy has been placed in the House of Lords Library.

While ONS does not hold cancer registrations data for Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, similar figures are published by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry[2], the Scottish Cancer Registry[3] and the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit[4], respectively.

Yours sincerely

John Pullinger

[1]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/final2016

[2]http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/

[3]http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/

[4]http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk/home

UKSA Response - Table 1 (Excel SpreadSheet, 21.18 KB)

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