You asked

​​Please supply the total number of cancer deaths in the UK in 2019 and 2020.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

We are responsible for the production of Mortality data for England and Wales, this is driven by information collected from the death certificate at death registration. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at and respectively.

Cancer deaths in England and Wales for 2019 and 2020 can be found in the Deaths Registered Series.

Alternatively, the NOMIS Webservice will provides deaths by 4-digit ICD-10 code or by Leading cause code for 2013-2020.

Mortality statistics - underlying cause, sex and age

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Please see the below table showing total deaths caused by LC02 Cancer (malignant neoplasms) in England and Wales in 2019 and 2020:

If this does not meet your needs, we may be able to create a custom output. Information on deaths by ICD-10 code, along with other 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: