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Oral cancer statistics

Oral Cancer DoughnutOral cancer statistics are presented here.

  • In 2010, 6,539 people in the UK were diagnosed with oral cancer.
  • In 2011, there were 2,056 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 2011, and survival 1996-1999. Find out why these are the latest statistics available.

The latest oral cancer incidence statistics

The latest oral cancer mortality statistics

The latest oral cancer survival statistics

Information on the causes of oral cancer

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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Updated: 8 January 2014