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Cancer

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with (a) breast cancer and (b) other cancers in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England and Wales in each year since 1997. (296144)

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

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated October 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many people were diagnosed with (a) breast cancer and (b) other cancers in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) England and Wales in each year since 1997 [296144].

The latest available numbers for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2006. Please note that these numbers may not be the same as the number of people diagnosed with cancer, because one person may be diagnosed with more than one cancer.

Table 1 provides the numbers of (a) newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer from 1997 to 2006 in (i) Jarrow parliamentary constituency, (ii) South Tyneside local authority district, (iii) North East government office region and (iv) England and Wales.

Table 2 provides the numbers of (b) newly diagnosed cases of all cancers from 1997 to 2006 in (i) Jarrow parliamentary constituency, (ii) South Tyneside local authority district, (iii) North East government office region and (iv) England and Wales. Numbers relating to 'all' cancers have been provided because it cannot be definitively stated that a diagnosed case of an 'other' cancer is not in a person also diagnosed with breast cancer.

Table 1: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer;1 Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside local authority district, north-east Government office region, England and Wales, 1997-20062

Number

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Jarrow

61

42

67

60

54

62

73

59

64

84

South Tyneside

104

94

105

119

102

104

133

117

119

157

North-east

1,567

1,698

1,686

1,710

1,764

1,749

1,969

1,988

1,993

2,025

England and Wales3

35,745

36,087

38,021

37,173

37,888

37,910

40,176

40,332

41,089

40,745

1 Breast cancer coded to C50 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). 2 Based on boundaries as of 2009. 3 Figures for Wales provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit.

Table 2: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of all cancers;1 Jarrow parliamentary constituency, South Tyneside local authority district, north-east Government office region, England and Wales, 1997-20062

Number

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Jarrow

457

440

465

453

446

471

462

452

485

521

South Tyneside

812

838

857

889

828

863

878

892

893

918

North East

12,384

12,922

13,093

13,119

13,483

13,645

13,748

13,605

13,620

13,495

England and Wales3

237,074

236,749

244,460

244,836

248,327

246,109

250,735

256,146

258,645

259,459

1 All cancers coded from C00 to C97 , excluding non melanoma skin cancer C44, according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). 2 Based on boundaries as of 2009. 3 Figures for Wales provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit.