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All cancers combined Key Facts

All Cancers DoughnutKey messages on incidence, survival, mortality, risk factors (causes) and a summary table of the statistics for all cancers combined are given here.

More comprehensive information and statistics for all cancers combined is here: incidence, survival, mortality and risk factors (causes).

The latest statistics available for all cancers combined are; incidence 2011, mortality 2011, and survival 2007. Source years are specified in the statistics table. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.

How common is cancer?

Read more in-depth UK cancer incidence statistics.

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How many people survive cancer?

Read more in-depth cancer survival statistics.

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section updated 29/07/11

How many people die from cancer?

Read more in-depth UK cancer mortality statistics.

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What causes cancer?

Read more in-depth information on the causes of cancer.

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All cancers combined statistics table

ALL CANCERS COMBINED Males Females Persons Country Year4
Number of new cases per year1 167,487 164,000 331,487 UK 2011
Incidence rate per 100,000 population2 426.5 376.2 396.2
Number of deaths per year 83,711 75,467 159,178 UK 2011
Mortality rate per 100,000 population2 200.9 146.7 169.9
Five-year survival rate3 45.9% 56.4% 51.2% England & Wales 2007
(predicted)
Ten-year survival rate3 39.3% 51.0% 45.2%

1. Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer     2. European age-standardised     3. Adults diagnosed     
4. Latest statistics available

More detailed statistics on all cancers combined can be found using these links: incidence, mortality, survival and risk factors.

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Updated: 17 January 2014