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Lung Cancer

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many lung cancer patients there were in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many lung cancer patients there were aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79 and (e) over 80 years in each cancer network in that year. (220990)

I have been asked to reply.

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell dated, 1 September 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many lung cancer patients there were in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many lung cancer patients there were aged (a) 49 years and under, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79 and (e) over 80 years in each cancer network in that year.[220990]

The latest estimations of prevalence can be found in p19-20 of Cancer Trends in England and Wales 1950-1999, available at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=4822

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 specified age group and Cancer Network are given in the table below.

Table 1: Lung cancer1 patients in 2005, by cancer network2 and age group

Cancer Network

0-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80+

All ages

England

954

3,583

7,864

11,027

7,569

30,997

Lancashire and South Cumbria

32

123

320

363

256

1,094

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

68

260

642

820

492

2,282

Merseyside and Cheshire

47

196

490

650

433

1,816

Yorkshire

46

220

450

644

387

1,747

Humber and Yorkshire Coast

24

80

185

275

143

707

North Trent

36

158

368

542

345

1,449

Pan Birmingham

40

137

334

472

257

1,240

Arden

10

66

138

201

121

536

Mid Trent

33

134

229

383

227

1,006

Derby/Burton

17

54

103

148

123

445

Leicestershire Northants and Rutland

24

116

212

347

219

918

Mount Vernon

25

68

163

222

167

645

West London

36

104

212

254

208

814

North London

23

81

171

223

181

679

North East London

30

90

155

268

201

744

South East London

38

98

212

289

211

848

South West London

31

77

196

214

189

707

Peninsula

31

122

244

333

290

1,020

Dorset

13

33

109

173

110

438

Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire

43

114

227

374

273

1,031

3 Counties

16

56

134

180

138

524

Thames Valley

29

117

237

356

267

1,006

Central South Coast

36

135

252

402

275

1,100

Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire

14

58

122

166

156

516

Sussex

12

81

160

241

231

725

Kent and Medway

34

98

242

306

280

960

Greater Midlands

35

124

320

399

271

1,149

North of England

71

302

691

955

560

2,579

Anglia

40

189

349

541

382

1,501

Essex

20

92

197

286

176

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