Ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cancer among women in the UK (2012), accounting for 4% of all new cases of cancer in females.[1-4]
In 2012, there were 7,029 new cases of ovarian cancer in the UK.[1-4] The
Ovarian Cancer (C56-C57.4), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2012
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||21.8||26.5||20.8||18.8||22.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||23.0||31.8||24.4||25.2||23.3|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
In the 1990s, there was little geographical variation in incidence of ovarian cancer in the UK and Ireland. The latest analysis of ovarian cancer incidence rates throughout the UK reports only modest variation between cancer networks, with the highest rates being in areas of the Midlands and the South West, and the lowest rates being in areas of Yorkshire and the South East.[6,7]
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2014. 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 2014. 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, April 2014. 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, June 2014. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/
- Quinn M, Wood H, Cooper N, Rowan S, eds. Cancer Atlas of the United Kingdom and Ireland 1991–2000. Studies on Medical and Population Subjects No. 68. London: ONS; 2005.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- National Cancer Intelligence Network. Cancer e-Atlas. Accessed January 2014.