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Cancer Stats: Cancer Statistics for the UK

All Cancers DoughnutStatistics and information on cancer incidence, mortality, survival and risk factors (causes) are presented here. This data is presented combined and by type of cancer, and both in summary as Key Stats and in-depth. Most data is by country in the UK and for the UK or GB but there is also data for the world, and some local cancer statistics for areas across the UK. For some cancers there are also data on diagnosis and treatment and for cancer screening. There are also summary Key Stats and downloadable publications.

What's new?

New lifetime risk statistics.

See updated information on childhood survival statistics.

New statistics on overweight and obesity and alcohol.

See new survival by cancer type.

Risk Factors (causes)

Statistics on preventable cancers

The proportions of cancer cases in the UK linked to risk factors which are theoretically preventable by lifestyle and other changes.

See the in-depth statistics on preventable cancers,

See the Preventable cancers poster (simple version) or the Preventable cancers poster (in-depth version)


Our publications and newsletter

Our statistical publications give you top-line cancer stats or in-depth explanations, and are all free to download.

Check out the latest publications from CRUK's Statistical Information Team.

See our Cancer Stats Reports for detailed statistical reports on different types of cancer.

View our data tables for top-line cancer statistics.

Or browse our publications site for all our materials. 

Read our newsletter or email to join the mailing list to be kept up to date with what's new.

About this data

The latest data available for most cancers in the UK are: incidence 2011, mortality 2012 and survival 2006-2010. Find out why these are the latest statistics available. Source years are specified in each section.

Coding and counting information is available with the in-depth types of cancer pages. 

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available. 

If there are any other cancer statistics or information you would like, please contact us at:


We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data.

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Updated: 4 February 2015