Breast cancer has been the most common cancer in the UK since 1997, despite the fact that it is rare in males. It is by far the most common cancer among females in the UK (2014), accounting for 31% of all new cases of cancer in females.[1-4]
In 2014, there were 55,222 new cases of breast cancer in the UK: 54,833 (99%) in females and 389 (1%) in males, giving a female:male ratio of 141:1.[1-4] The
Breast Cancer (C50), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||1.3||0.6||1.0||0.3||1.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||1.7||1.7||2.0||1.9||1.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||171.8||169.7||159.3||143.2||170.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||175.0||182.5||168.8||159.7||173.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||91.3||90.3||86.2||76.6||90.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||93.0||97.2||91.3||85.4||92.4|
For breast cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD-10 C50