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Skin Cancer

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the proportion of all cancers for which skin cancer will account in 2022; (124256)

(2) what estimate she has made of the rate of change in the number of skin cancer cases over the next 15 years.

Departmental analysts estimate that skin cancer as a proportion of all cancers in 2022 will be 3.5 per cent. (this excludes all cases of non-malignant melanoma of the skin).

Additionally, we estimate that the number of cases skin cancer will increase by 41 per cent. over the next 15 years, from an estimated 7,484 cases in 2007 to an estimated 10,550 in 2022 (this excludes all cases of non-malignant melanoma of the skin).