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Breast Cancer

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diagnosed cases of malignant neoplasm of the breast there were in (a) Essex and (b) England in each of the last five years. (250034)

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 Dennis Roberts, dated January 2009:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many diagnosed cases of malignant neoplasm of the breast there were in (a) Essex and (b) England in each of the last five years. I am replying in her absence. (250034)

The most recent available figures for newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer are for the year 2006. Figures for the years 2002 to 2006 are in the table below.

Table 1: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer1, Essex and England, 2002-06

Geographical area

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Essex

Male

5

6

10

6

12

Female

936

990

951

1,115

1,035

England

Male

258

291

267

235

275

Female

35,294

37,486

37,669

38,464

38,004

1Breast cancer is coded to C50 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

Source:

Office for National Statistics