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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 2012, and survival 2010-2011. 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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section updated 08/05/14

How many people survive cancer?

Read more in-depth cancer survival statistics.

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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 85,068 76,755 161,823 UK 2012
Mortality rate per 100,000 population2 198.7 146.6 168.6
One-year survival rate1,3 66.7% 74.1% 70.4% England & Wales 2010-2011
Five-year survival rate (predicted)1,3 49.3% 59.2% 54.3%
Ten-year survival rate (predicted)1,3 45.8% 53.7% 49.8%

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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section updated 15/09/14

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Updated: 15 September 2014