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Latest Incidence and Mortality data

December 19, 2019

The UK mortality data for 2017 are now available on the excellent statistics area of CRUK website.

UK CUP mortality has dropped to the 6th commonest cause of cancer death having been at 5th place for many years. The order now runs: Lung, Bowel, Prostate, Breast, Pancreas, CUP. The actual numbers for 2017 are 9,156 (9,410 in 2016) which is 5% of all cancer deaths

UK Incidence for 2016 is 8,898 (it was 8,635 in 2015). This makes it the 15th commonest cancer; 2%+ of all cancer deaths. The good news is that there has been a 36% decrease in incidence in the last decade. Good but not good enough!


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