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Lung Cancer

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in each cancer network in each year since 1997. (190040)

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

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 3 March 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in each cancer network in each year since 1997. I am replying in her absence. (190040)

The most recent available figures for newly diagnosed cases of lung cancer registered in England are for the year 2005. Figures for patients diagnosed with lung cancer by Cancer Network in England for the years 1997 to 2005 are in the table.

Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of lung1 cancer by Cancer Network2 in England, 1997-2005

Cancer Network

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

England

32,048

31,613

31,787

31,529

31,231

30,451

30,550

30,408

30,997

Lancashire and South Cumbria

1,095

1,049

1,075

1,064

1,061

1,061

1,087

1,157

1,094

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

2,314

2,282

2,250

2,221

2,263

1,998

2,149

2,300

2,282

Merseyside and Cheshire

1,792

1,838

1,816

1,848

1,831

1,779

1,689

1,721

1,816

Yorkshire

1,826

1,852

1,745

1,848

1,814

1,816

1,837

1,804

1,747

Humber and Yorkshire Coast

715

790

804

787

775

788

803

745

707

North Trent

1,413

1,332

1,365

1,426

1,358

1,378

1,388

1,324

1,449

Pan Birmingham

1,287

1,198

1,297

1,242

1,145

1,171

1,124

1,188

1,240

Arden

569

576

563

512

508

578

554

536

536

Mid Trent

1,088

991

1,042

1,088

1,069

1,084

1,010

1,126

1,006

Derby / Burton

406

406

441

399

419

368

399

430

445

Leicestershire Northants and Rutland

803

857

838

895

829

773

873

868

918

Mount Vernon

698

663

634

600

638

612

561

578

645

West London

858

878

838

837

829

799

802

744

814

North London

767

802

783

745

725

724

676

697

679

North East London

914

918

884

920

857

761

826

725

744

South East London

984

968

870

919

862

806

845

827

848

South West London

789

833

782

842

757

740

726

717

707

Peninsula

993

944

958

951

1,011

1,008

1,001

915

1,020

Dorset

438

429

507

451

502

479

473

404

438

Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire

1,031

923

1,078

938

1,031

895

937

1,026

1,031

3 Counties

528

531

566

529

531

491

504

479

524

Thames Valley

1,031

1,079

1,106

1,015

1,010

973

1,031

1,025

1,006

Central South Coast

1,101

1,131

1,235

1,072

1,140

1,123

1,101

1,051

1,100

Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire

610

556

528

608

559

532

572

516

516

Sussex

736

759

734

744

733

720

674

680

725

Kent and Medway

1,075

985

937

1,017

943

913

897

976

960

Greater Midlands

1,166

1,199

1,168

1,188

1,210

1,166

1,211

1,155

1,149

North of England

2,807

2,721

2,733

2,688

2,697

2,683

2,631

2,497

2,579

Anglia

1,455

1,367

1,420

1,384

1,327

1,398

1,387

1,426

1,501

Essex

759

756

790

751

797

834

782

771

771

1 Lung cancer is coded to C34 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

2 Cancer Network boundaries as at January 2008.

Source:

Office for National Statistics