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Cancer Stats: Key Facts

All Cancers DoughnutSummary key statistics and information on cancer incidence, mortality, survival and risk factors (causes) are presented here. For some cancers there are also data on diagnosis and treatment and for cancer screening. There are also in-depth stats and downloadable publications

Find out more about a type of cancer

Causes of cancer

Read about the proportion of cancers caused by risk factors which can be moderated, or see this presented visually on our Attributable Risk infographic poster.

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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. 

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About this data

The latest data available for most cancers in the UK are; incidence 2011, mortality 2011 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: stats.team@cancer.org.uk

Acknowledgements

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: 2 January 2014