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Prostate Cancer

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last 10 years. [117899]

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

Letter from Len Cook to Vernon Coaker, dated 10 June 2003:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last 10 years. (117899)
The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer are for 1999. The number of registrations of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer in England for the ten year period 1990–99 are given in the table below.

Registrations of newly diagnosed cases for prostate cancer in England, 1990–99

Malignant neoplasm of prostate

1

199012,810
199113,328
199214,885
199316,263
199418,416
199519,041
199619,201
199718,961
199819,590
199920,850

1For the year 1991 to 1994. International Classification of
Diseases. Ninth Revision Code (ICD-9). Code 185.

Note:

For the years 1995 to 1999. International Classification of
Diseases. Tenth Revision (ICD-10). Code c61.

Source:

Office for National Statistics.