Oral cancer is the 14th most common cancer in the UK (2013), accounting for 2% of all new cases. In males, it is the 11th most common cancer (3% of all male cases), whilst it is the 16th most common cancer in females (1% of all new cases).[1-4]
In 2013, there were 7,591 new cases of oral cancer in the UK: 5,103 (67%) in males and 2,488 (33%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 21:10.[1-4] The
Oral Cancer (C00-C06, C09-C10, C12-C14), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2013
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||16.9||18.1||21.8||15.5||17.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||18.0||22.7||25.7||21.8||18.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.4||7.0||9.2||4.7||7.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||8.1||9.8||11.6||8.1||8.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||12.1||12.8||15.6||10.2||12.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.7||15.5||17.9||13.7||13.2|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
ASR calculated with ESP2013. Not comparable with ASRs calculated with ESP1976.
Oral cavity cancer (ICD-10 C02-C04, C06) incidence rates within England are highest in the north, largely reflecting variation in prevalence of oral cancer risk factors.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/index.html
- 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/.
- National Cancer Intelligence Unit Head and Neck Cancer Profiles Accessed August 2013.