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Cervical Cancer

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many women under the age of 25 years were diagnosed with cervical cancer in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (227232)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated October 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many women under the age of 25 years were diagnosed with cervical cancer in each of the last five years for which figures are available [227232].

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases (incidence) of cancer are for the year 2005. Numbers of cases of cervical cancer for the years 2001 to 2005 for England are given in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of cervical cancer1 under the age of 25 years, England, 2001-05

Number

2001

42

2002

42

2003

63

2004

48

2005

43

1Cervical cancer is defined as code C53 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). Source: Office for National Statistics.