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Skin Cancer

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many cases of skin cancers were diagnosed in each of the last five years. (212242)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 23 June 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many cases of skin cancers were diagnosed in each of the last five years. [212242]

The most recent available figures for newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of skin registered in England are for the year 2005. Figures for the years 2001 to 2005 are in the table below.

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

Male

Female

2001

2,785

3,580

2002

2,922

3,693

2003

3,044

3,830

2004

3,307

4,056

2005

3,663

4,362

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

Source:

Office for National Statistics