FOI Ref: ​FOI/2022/4083

You asked

Please supply the following information:

  • The 5 most common forms of cancer per age group (in whatever way you decide to split age groups up, such as 18-25, 25-35 etc)

  • Information on what age groups wait the longest from the time they are diagnosed with cancer to the start of their treatment

  • Data on NHS funding per CCG and how the money is allocated per CCG (how much is given to cancer treatment from the original amount as a % for example)

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

We do not hold data on cancer incidence or diagnosis and treatment times. NHS Digital may be better placed to answer this query. They can be contacted on or by telephone on 0300 303 5678.

Cancer deaths

Our interactive webservice NOMIS will provide deaths by ICD-10 codes for neoplasms (cancers) for 2013 to 2020.

The ICD-10 codes for Cancer are below and can be expanded further on NOMIS.

  • C00-C14  Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx
  • C15-C26  Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs
  • C30-C39  Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs
  • C40-C41  Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular cartilage
  • C43-C44  Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin
  • C45-C49  Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue
  • C50         Malignant neoplasm of breast
  • C51-C58  Malignant neoplasms of female genital organs
  • C60-C63  Malignant neoplasms of male genital organs
  • C64-C68  Malignant neoplasms of urinary tract
  • C69-C72  Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system
  • C73-C75  Malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands
  • C76-C80  Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, secondary and unspecified sites
  • C81-C96  Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue
  • C97         Malignant neoplasms of independent (primary) multiple sites
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  2. Select Age - All ages or 5-year age bands.  
  3. Select Gender - Total or Male/Female  
  4. Select rates - All deaths, rates, or percentage of population for example.  
  5. Select cause of death (ICD10 code search is available or use those above).  

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Alternatively, our Deaths registered in England and Wales -- 21st century mortality analysis shows deaths from 2001 to 2020 by individual ICD-10 code.

If this does not meet your needs, we can create a bespoke data request for deaths by the five most common cancer types by age. Special extracts and tabulations of mortality data for England and Wales are available to order (subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and agreements of costs, where appropriate).

Such enquiries would fall outside of the Freedom of Information regime and should be made to the HALE Customer Services team on

2021 data is still provisional and subject to change until the publication of the DR Series 2021 in July 2022, this is to allow the inclusion of late registrations. These are deaths which have been referred to Coroner for further investigation.

However, provisional monthly data including leading causes of death are available in our Monthly Mortality Analysis.

NHS funding per CCG

We do not hold information on NHS funding per CCG.

Information about the how the allocations to CCG are made can be found from the NHS website here.