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Skin Cancer: Milton Keynes

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 3 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases of melanoma in (a) adults and (b) children have been reported in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997. (314282)

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

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated 28 January 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many cases of melanoma in (a) adults and (b) children have been reported in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997 [314282].

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of melanoma (incidence) are for the year 2007. 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.

The table attached provides the number of melanoma cases reported in (a) adults aged 16 years and over, in Milton Keynes unitary authority, from 1997 to 2007. There were no cases of melanoma in (b) children aged under 16 years in Milton Keynes unitary authority between 1997 to 2007.

Table 1. Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of melanoma1, adults, Milton Keynes unitary authority2, 1997 to 20073

Persons

1997

25

1998

16

1999

26

2000

30

2001

30

2002

29

2003

21

2004

36

2005

30

2006

34

2007

26

1 Melanoma skin cancer is coded as C43 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

2 Based on boundaries as of 2009

3 Newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year