Cancer registration statistics, England, 2011

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Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
26 June 2013
Statistical bulletin
Health Services
Social welfare
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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 by the end of February 2013. This is the first time that ONS has published 2011 statistics on cancer incidence in England.

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.