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Skin Cancer

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) men and (b) women in each age group have been diagnosed with skin cancer in each of the last 10 years. (269789)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated April 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many (a) men and (b) women in each age group have been diagnosed with skin cancer in each of the last 10 years. [269789]

The latest figures for newly diagnosed cases (incidence) of malignant melanoma of skin registered in England are for the year 2006. Figures from 1997 to 2006 for (a) men and (b) women by age group are given in Tables 1 and 2.

Table 1, Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of skin1, by age group, Males, England, 1997 to 2006

Age

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Under 1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1-4

0

1

0

0

0

2

0

1

0

0

5-9

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

1

10-14

4

4

0

2

2

5

3

2

2

3

15-19

14

15

17

13

9

7

8

16

25

21

20-24

35

22

22

32

41

41

40

44

49

50

25-29

70

70

58

65

72

65

60

78

70

87

30-34

89

107

97

110

134

116

121

120

119

109

35-39

110

119

123

143

139

163

152

200

198

214

40-44

138

160

148

165

185

180

177

258

255

262

45-49

177

173

181

170

219

226

219

245

240

267

50-54

219

261

232

252

270

240

248

258

287

290

55-59

203

206

209

248

270

342

360

371

451

426

60-64

235

215

249

298

298

321

342

368

383

472

65-69

233

243

251

295

302

311

324

376

435

446

70-74

234

230

221

269

277

324

358

354

416

457

75-79

194

190

225

272

253

266

281

311

340

371

80-84

115

127

144

188

189

195

234

253

269

313

85+

84

93

110

117

141

139

142

177

167

220

Total

2,154

2,236

2,287

2,640

2,801

2,946

3,069

3,432

3,706

4,009

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

Source:

Office for National Statistics

Table 2, Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of skin1, by age group, Females, England, 1997 to 2006

Age

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Under 1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1-4

1

1

3

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

5-9

0

2

1

0

0

2

3

1

2

2

10-14

3

1

5

1

2

2

5

4

3

4

15-19

18

21

23

22

26

17

19

34

38

33

20-24

57

53

56

73

85

90

67

84

104

94

25-29

123

133

112

137

150

152

121

148

178

182

30-34

140

171

184

202

195

240

221

251

241

233

35-39

180

168

211

219

260

214

295

284

297

343

40-44

200

211

202

261

272

235

267

327

342

362

45-49

259

271

228

246

319

278

301

326

334

381

50-54

276

296

294

332

355

366

363

360

351

409

55-59

216

227

267

302

329

378

390

426

424

459

60-64

269

232

238

266

260

271

303

361

374

433

65-69

257

228

287

268

299

323

307

328

386

347

70-74

251

244

266

262

296

319

319

326

356

372

75-79

226

257

277

274

278

322

306

330

363

349

80-84

197

184

181

243

267

246

269

283

309

318

85+

191

202

215

248

212

259

293

291

292

328

Total

2,864

2,902

3,050

3,356

3,605

3,715

3,849

4,164

4,396

4,649

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

Source:

Office for National Statistics.