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Cancer: Females

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in the London Borough of Havering were diagnosed with (a) breast cancer, (b) cervical cancer and (c) bowel cancer in each of the last five years. (196554)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated 31 March 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many women in the London Borough of Havering were diagnosed with (a) breast cancer, (b) cervical cancer and (c) bowel cancer in each of the last five years. I am replying in her absence. [196554]

The most recent available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer registered in England are for the year 2005. Figures for female patients diagnosed with (a) breast cancer, (b) cervical cancer and (c) bowel cancer in the London Borough of Havering for the years 2001 to 2005 are in the table below.

Registrations of newly diagnosed cases for selected cancers, females, London borough of Havering, 2001 to 2005

Cancer1

2001

2002

2003

2004

20052

Breast

169

138

195

168

119

Cervical

7

8

10

11

8

Colorectal

45

72

59

55

62

1 Cancers registered in 2001 to 2005 are defined by codes in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD10). Therefore, breast cancer is defined by code C50, cervical cancer by code C53 and colorectal cancer by codes C18-C20.

2 The fall in the number of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer in 2005 suggests that there was under-registration in that year. This is likely to be due to a delay in registration as a result of a boundary change between the Thames Cancer Registry and the Eastern Cancer Registration and Information Centre.

Source:

Office for National Statistics.