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Abstract

Contains information on cancer cases and deaths in the UK. Figures are given for the numbers of newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) and deaths from cancer (mortality), together with the age-standardised incidence and mortality rates.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Cancer incidence, cancer mortality, mortality rates.
Variables

ICD 10 code, site description, sex, region, major cancers: age-standardised mortality, lung cancer: mortality by sex, country, colorectal cancer: mortality by sex, country, breast cancer: mortality by country, prostate cancer: mortality1 by country, newly diagnosed cases of cancer and directly age-standardised1 incidence rates per 100,000 population, deaths from cancer and directly age-standardised1 mortality rates per 100,000 population from cancer.

Keywords
Lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, cancer mortality, cancer incidence, cancer, age-standardised incidence, mortality rates
Identifier Variables
ICD-10
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Cancer
Data collecting organization (s)
Office for National Statistics
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Sample size varies each year. For example, in the United Kingdom in 2002-04 there were on average around 278,000 newly diagnosed cases of cancer each year, with around 139,000 cases among males and 139,000 among females and there were on average 154,000 deaths from cancer each year in the UK. While in In the United Kingdom in 2001-03 there were on average around 275,000 newly diagnosed cases of cancer each year, with closely similar numbers in males and females: around 137,000 and 138,000, respectively and there were on average 154,000 deaths from cancer each year.

Availability
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/[…]/Product.asp?vlnk=14209
Contact
Tel: +44(0)2075335261
Publications
Gurusamy KS, Imber C, and Davidson BR. Management of the Hepatic Lymph Nodes during Resection of Liver Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review. HPB Surgery. Article ID 684150, 2008