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Skin Cancer

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people aged (a) three to nine, (b) 10 to 19, (c) 20 to 29, (d) 30 to 39, (e) 40 to 49, (f) 50 to 59 and (e) 60 years and over have been diagnosed with skin cancer in each of the last five years. (202750)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 9 May 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people aged (a) three to nine, (b) 10 to 19, (c) 20 to 29, (d) 30 to 39, (e) 40 to 49, (f) 50 to 59 and (g) 60 years and over have been diagnosed with skin cancer in each of the last five years. [202750]

The most recent available figures for newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of skin registered in England are for the year 2005. Figures for 2001-2005, by age group, are given in the table below.

Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of skin1, by sex and age group, England, 2001-05

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Males

3-9

0

4

0

0

0

10-19

11

12

10

17

27

20-29

113

106

98

116

118

30-39

270

277

271

306

315

40-49

398

403

397

489

487

50-59

538

577

602

603

725

60 and over

1,455

1,542

1,666

1,776

1,991

Total 3+

2,785

2,921

3,044

3,307

3,663

Females

3-9

0

3

3

1

2

10-19

28

19

23

38

41

20-29

234

240

186

225

282

30-39

452

450

513

515

537

40-49

588

510

565

644

672

50-59

678

744

749

767

772

60 and over

1,600

1,727

1,791

1,866

2,054

Total 3+

3,580

3,693

3,830

4,056

4,360

Persons

3-9

0

7

3

1

2

10-19

39

31

33

55

68

20-29

347

346

284

341

400

30-39

722

727

784

821

852

40-49

986

913

962

1,133

1,159

50-59

1,216

1,321

1,351

1,370

1,497

60 and over

3,055

3,269

3,457

3,642

4,045

Total 3+

6,365

6,614

6,874

7,363

8,023

1 Malignant melanoma of skin is coded to C43 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

Source:

Office for National Statistics