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Death: Cancer

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) diagnosed cases and (b) deaths from each type of cancer there were in (i) England, (ii) Twickenham constituency and (iii) Richmond and Twickenham primary care trust area in each of the last five years. (296222)

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

Letter from Jil Matheson:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many (a) diagnosed cases and (b) deaths from each type of cancer there were in (i) England, (ii) Twickenham constituency and (iii) Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust in each of the last five years [296222].

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) are for the year 2006, while the latest figures for deaths are for the year 2008.

Table 1 provides the number of (a) newly diagnosed all cancers and the most common cancers in (i) England, (ii) Twickenham parliamentary constituency and (iii) Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust for each year from 2002 to 2006.

Table 2 provides the number of (b) deaths from all cancers and the most common cancers in (i) England, (ii) Twickenham parliamentary constituency and (iii) Richmond and Twickenham Primary Care Trust for each year from 2004 to 2008.

Table 1. Registration of newly diagnosed cases of cancer1: all cancers and top 10 specific cancers, England2, 2002-063

England

Twickenham parliamentary constituency

Richmond and Twickenham primary care trust

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

All cancers

230,208

234,434

239,273

241,974

242,184

440

434

391

439

448

748

768

706

711

774

Breast

35,552

37,777

37,936

38,699

38,278

90

82

60

88

71

131

150

104

136

133

Lung

30,492

30,666

31,118

31,505

31,128

62

52

46

45

53

99

94

88

77

89

Colorectal

28,218

28,496

29,430

29,945

30,046

52

47

52

58

66

95

84

93

86

102

Prostate

27,974

28,222

30,539

29,299

30,024

49

51

42

39

53

106

81

80

66

94

Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

7,994

8,341

8,550

8,627

8,768

18

18

15

19

22

34

31

29

29

34

Melanoma of skin

6,661

6,918

7,596

8,102

8,658

10

11

12

14

12

17

22

24

31

25

Bladder

8,485

8,528

8,262

8,565

8,373

12

23

21

17

11

23

35

38

32

20

Pancreas

6,056

6,130

6,392

6,520

6,432

9

14

13

12

11

16

27

21

14

21

Oesophagus

6,162

6,278

6,230

6,455

6,353

11

17

6

10

7

18

25

14

16

11

Stomach

7,370

6,885

6,717

6,543

6,216

11

4

9

16

15

15

7

13

20

26

1 Cause of cancer was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10); the causes and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in box 1.

2 Based on boundaries as of 2009.

3 Newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year.

4 Under three cases.

Table 2. Number of deaths where cancer was the underlying cause of death1: all cancers and top 10 specific cancers, England2 , 2004-083

England

Twickenham parliamentary constituency

Richmond and Twickenham primary care trust

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

All cancers

126,048

126,246

126,779

127,719

128,802

229

211

256

205

202

386

340

403

350

321

Breast

10,341

10,375

10,302

10,062

10,122

21

27

24

21

22

34

36

45

27

34

Lung

26,399

26,786

27,368

27,656

28,198

35

37

47

42

41

68

63

80

75

64

Colorectal

12,978

12,924

12,868

12,841

13,067

22

27

30

18

22

36

34

43

36

28

Prostate

8,531

8,492

8,506

8,659

8,597

18

17

16

19

17

32

21

24

27

27

Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

3,718

3,732

3,723

3,761

3,722

12

5

7

7

2

21

11

13

9

5

Melanoma of skin

1,480

1,529

1,536

1,710

1,725

2

2

9

4

3

6

7

10

8

5

Bladder

4,066

3,912

4,046

4,125

4,188

11

6

10

5

12

16

15

14

10

15

Pancreas

5,888

6,074

6,183

6,394

6,506

18

10

11

10

6

26

14

19

17

11

Oesophagus

5,894

6,061

6,066

5,953

6,131

11

7

10

13

3

13

13

12

20

8

Stomach

4,694

4,583

4,216

4,255

4,226

4

9

12

3

4

7

12

18

6

6

1 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). The specific causes of death, and their corresponding ICD-10 codes, are shown in box 1.

2 Based on boundaries as of 2009.

3 Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

Box 1: International Classification of Diseases, Tenth revision (ICD-10) codes for all cancers and selected cancers

Group name

ICD-10 code

All cancers

C00-C97

excluding C44

Oesophagus

C15

Stomach

C16

Colorectal

C18-C20

Pancreas

C25

Lung

C34

Melanoma of skin

C43

Breast

C50

Prostate

C61

Bladder

C67

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

C82-C85