Head and neck cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 3% of all new cases. In males, it is the fourth most common cancer in the UK (4% of all male cases), whilst it is the 12th most common cancer in females in the UK (2% of all new cases).[1-4]
In 2014, there were 11,449 new cases of head and neck cancer in the UK: 7,918 (69%) in males and 3,531 (31%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 22:10.[1-4] The
For both sexes, the European
Head and Neck Cancer (C00-C14, C30-C32), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||26.5||27.9||32.9||26.6||27.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||27.8||33.6||37.6||34.7||28.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||10.4||10.2||12.5||8.6||10.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||11.2||13.5||15.3||13.1||11.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.2||19.1||22.6||17.8||18.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||18.9||22.3||25.3||22.2||19.5|
For head and neck 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 C00-C14, C30-C32