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Cancer stats explained

Information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are presented here.

Terminology and explanation of the statistical calculations used to create cancer statistics.

Information on the methodology used to create cancer incidence projections and cancer mortality projections.

Information on the methodology for calculating attributable risk.

Information on the methodology for calculating lifetime risk.

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics.

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Updated: 31 October 2013