Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK (2013), accounting for 13% of all new cases. It is the second most common cancer in both males (14% of all male cases) and females (12% of all female cases).[1-4]
In 2013, there were 45,525 new cases of lung cancer in the UK: 24,481 (54%) in males and 21,044 (46%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 12:10.[1-4] The
Lung Cancer (C33-C34), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2013
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||91.2||91.9||118.5||95.0||94.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||93.8||102.3||127.9||110.6||96.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||63.4||60.2||92.4||61.1||66.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||65.4||67.9||99.7||72.4||68.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||75.7||75.1||104.1||77.6||78.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||77.3||81.4||109.9||86.9||80.1|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
ASR calculated with ESP2013. Not comparable with ASRs calculated with ESP1976.
Lung cancer incidence rates throughout England vary significantly, with the highest rates in the north of England and lowest rates in the east, south-east and south-west,[5,6]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2015. Similar data can be found here:
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, April 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit on request, February 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=59080.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, March 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/CancerData/OnlineStatistics/
- National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Cancer e-Atlas. Accessed December 2013.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN). Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.