Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males in the UK (2013), accounting for 26% of all new cases of cancer in males.[1-4]
In 2013, there were 47,300 new cases of prostate cancer in males in the UK.[1-4] The
Prostate Cancer (C61), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, Males, UK, 2013
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||183.9||182.9||141.2||143.9||180.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||187.5||197.5||151.2||162.7||183.5|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
ASR calculated with ESP2013. Not comparable with ASRs calculated with ESP1976.
Prostate cancer incidence rates vary moderately throughout the UK wit the lowest rates in the north, and higher than average rates in many parts of London and the south.[5-6] In Scotland, rates are highest in the south-east; and in Wales there is little variation between regions.[5,6]
- 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/.
- NCIN. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
- NCIN. Cancer e-Atlas. Accessed January 2013.