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Anal cancer statistics


  • 1,175 people in the UK were diagnosed with anal cancer in 2011.
  • There were 307 deaths from anal cancer in the UK in 2012.
  • 90% of anal cancer cases each year in the UK are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors.


Stats, info and publications

See our Key Stats for a summary of the main stats and information.

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality and Risk factors

Download our publications about these statistics:

The latest statistics available for anal cancer in the UK are; incidence 2011 and mortality 2012. Reliable survival data for the UK is currently not available. Find out why these are the latest statistics available

The ICD code for anal cancer is ICD-10 C21.

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.


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: 8 December 2014