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Cancer

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were diagnosed with any form of cancer in each year between 2000-01 and 2004-05. (91566)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 9 October 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people were diagnosed with any from of cancer in each year between 2000-01 and 2004-05. (91566)

The most recent available information on registration of newly diagnosed cases (incidences) are for the year 2004 and were published on 28th September 2006. Numbers of newly diagnosed cases of all malignant cancers registered in England between 2000 and 2004 are given in the table below.

Newly diagnosed cases of all malignant cancers1 registered in England

Number

2000

223,609

2001

224,650

2002

223,789

2003

227,472

2004

233,621

1 ‘All malignant cancers’ are defined by codes C00-C97 excluding non-melanoma skin cancer code C44 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Edition (ICD-10) Source:

Office of National Statistics Years 2000-2003—Table1 ‘Cancer Statistics: registrations, England’ series MB1 http://www.statisitcs.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asap?vink=8843&Pos=1&ColRank=2&Rank=272 Year 2004—‘Cancer Registrations in England, 2004’ first release http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vink=7720