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Release: Cancer Statistics Registrations, England (Series MB1) , No. 42, 2011

Released: 26 June 2013


Sarah Whitehead

Cancer & End of Life Care Analysis Team, Life Events and Population Sources Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456021

Categories: Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Conditions and Diseases, Cancer, Cancer Registrations

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England

Geographical breakdown: Other

  • The three most common cancers for men in 2011 remained prostate (25.6%), lung (13.8%) and colorectal (13.6%).

  • The three most common cancers for women in 2011 remained breast (30.7%), lung (11.6%) and colorectal (11.2%).

  • Rates of cancer in 2011 among 35–44 year old females were more than double the rates for males in the same age group.

  • In the older age groups, rates of cancer in 2011 were higher in males than in females (37% higher in those aged 65–69, and 63% higher in those aged 85 and over).

  • Cancer incidence was higher than expected for both sexes in the north of England, and for females in the East Midlands and South West regions.

This publication presents data for England on those patients who were diagnosed with cancer during 2011 and whose registrations were received at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) by the end of February 2013. This is the first time that ONS has published 2011 statistics on cancer incidence in England.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

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