Mesothelioma is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, mesothelioma is the 18th most common cancer (1% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new female cancer cases).
83% of mesothelioma cases in the UK are in males, and 17% are in females.
Mesothelioma incidence rates (
Mesothelioma (C45), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||8.4||6.1||5.6||4.5||8.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||9.2||8.4||8.3||8.4||8.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||1.3||0.8||0.4||0.4||1.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||1.6||1.6||1.2||1.8||1.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||4.6||3.3||2.9||2.4||4.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||5.0||4.4||4.2||4.3||4.7|
For mesothelioma, 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, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C45.