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Cancer Statistics

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest five year survival rates for (a) breast, (b) lung, (c) cervical, (d) colon, (e) stomach, (f) prostate, (g) bladder and (h) lymphatic cancer are in (i) England, (ii) Teesside and (iii) the constituency of Middlesbrough, South and East, Cleveland. [114309]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl to Dr. Kumar, dated 20 May 2003:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question concerning what the five year survival rates for (a) breast, (b) lung, (c) cervical, (d) colon, (e) stomach, (f) prostate and (g) bladder and (h) lymphatic cancer are in (i) England, (ii) Teesside and (iii) the constituency of Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East. I am replying in his absence.(114309)
Cancer survival rates at HA level are routinely estimated for eight cancers: the first seven listed in the question and cancer of the oesophagus, but not "lymphatic" cancer.
The latest available information for England, Northern & Yorkshire Regional Office area and Tees Health Authority area are given in the table below. Survival rates are not available for other types of area, such as parliamentary constituencies. At the national level, figures are routinely presented for men and women separately, while those at regional and local levels are given for persons only.

Five-year relative survival (%), persons diagnosed in 1993–95 and followed up to 31 December 2000: selected cancers, England, Northern & Yorkshire Regional Office area and Tees Health Authority area

Percentage

England

Northern & Yorkshire

Tees HA

Cancer Site

Men

Women

Persons1

Persons1

Breast75.974.069
Lung5.55.54.42.8
Cervix66.065.557
Colon43.543.339.026
Stomach11.111.810.66.1
Prostate59.853.445
Bladder67.157.652.545

1Figures for breast cancer exclude the very small numbers of cases in men.

Source:

Report: Cancer survival in the health authorities of England, 1993–2000.

Health Statistics Quarterly 13 (2002), 95–103. This is available on our website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_health/HSO1 3_v4.pdf

'Cancer survival: five year relative survival rates in England by Health Authority up to 2000' at: http://www. statistics gov.uk/StatBase/Expodata/Spreadsheets/D5389.xls for breast (female), lung, colon and prostate cancer.

Survival rates for cervical, stomach, and bladder cancer are on the website at: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Expodata/Spreadsheets/D5392.xls