Oral cancer statistics
Oral cancer statistics are presented here.
- In 2010, 6,539 people in the UK were diagnosed with oral cancer.
- In 2010 there were 1,985 deaths from oral cancer in the UK.
- In 1996-1999, around 50% of adult oral (cavity) cancer patients (47.2% of men and 55.4% of women) in England survived their cancer for five years or more.
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The latest statistics available for oral cancer are; incidence 2010, mortality 2010, and survival 1996-1999. Please note that incidence data in this section are for 2009, mortality data in this section are for 2008, and that 2010 data are coming soon. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.
Statistics for symptoms and treatment are currently under review.
A summary of the usual treatment for oral cancer is available on the CancerHelp pages.
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