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Cancer Treatment

Volume 400: debated on Wednesday 26 February 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many young people under the age of 25 were (a) diagnosed with cancer and (b) died of cancer last year; and if he will make a statement. [98472]

There were 2,453 new cases of cancer (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) diagnosed in people under the age of 25 in 1999 in England (latest year for which we have data). 527 people under the age of 25 died from cancer in England in 2001.