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Breast Cancer: Males

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of all breast cancer diagnoses in England in each of the last five years were diagnoses to men. (231060)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 31 October 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what percentage of all breast cancer diagnoses in England in each of the last five years were diagnoses to men. [231060]

Table 1 gives the percentage of all newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer in England that were in men, for each year from 2001 to 2005 (the latest data available).

Table 1. Percentage of all newly diagnosed cases of malignant neoplasm of breast-which were in males, England, 2001-052

Percentage

2001

0.6

2002

0.7

2003

0.8

2004

0.7

2005

0.6

1 Newly diagnosed cases of cancer registered with malignant neoplasm of breast, identified using code C50 of the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision.

2 Cases which occurred in each calendar year, and had been registered by the time that the file was closed for the latest year reported.

Source:

Office for National Statistics