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Prostate Cancer

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in each of the last five years. (199453)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated April 2008.

As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many men were diagnosed with having prostate cancer in each of the last five years. [199453]

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases (incidence) of malignant neoplasm of prostate are for the year 2005. Figures for 2001 to 2005 for males in England are in the following table.

Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer1, males, England, 2001 to 2005

Number of cases

2001

27,380

2002

27,672

2003

27,777

2004

29,406

2005

28,886

1 Prostate cancer is coded to C61 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

Source:

Office for National Statistics