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Cancer: Kidneys

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of kidney cancer was in each region in each of the last five years. (317509)

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 Stephen Penneck, dated February 2010:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking what the incidence of kidney cancer was in each region in each of the last five years. [317509]

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of kidney cancer (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.

Table 1 provides the numbers of newly diagnosed cases of kidney cancer in each government office region in England, for each year from 2003 to 2007.

Table 1. Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of kidney cancer,1 government office regions, England,2 2003 to 20073

Persons

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

North East

349

329

346

354

346

North West

686

655

679

741

758

Yorkshire and The Humber

572

583

607

675

655

East Midlands

380

488

481

524

529

West Midlands

503

496

532

541

590

East

527

518

622

644

593

London

547

550

552

550

590

South East

787

888

872

883

925

South West

620

663

714

780

770

1 Kidney cancer is coded as C64 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.