Small intestine cancer statistics

Cases

New cases of small intestine cancer, 2014, UK

 

  • There were around 1,500 new cases of small intestine cancer in the UK in 2014, that’s around 4 cases diagnosed every day.
  • Small intestine cancer accounts for less than 1% of all new cases in the UK (2014).
  • In males in the UK, small intestine cancer is the 20th most common cancer, with around 830 cases diagnosed in 2014.
  • In females, there were around 650 cases of small intestine cancer diagnosed in the UK in 2014.
  • Half (50%) of small intestine cancer cases in the UK each year are diagnosed in people aged 70 and over (2012-2014).
  • Incidence rates for small intestine cancer in the UK are highest in people aged 85-89 (2012-2014).
  • Since the early 1990s, small intestine cancer incidence rates have more than doubled (121% increase) in the UK, with a similar increase in males (119%) and females (117%).
  • Over the last decade, small intestine cancer incidence rates have increased by around half (49%) in the UK, with similar increases in males (47%) and females (50%).
  • Five-year relative survival for small intestine cancer in men is below the European average in England but similar to the European average in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Five-year relative survival for small intestine cancer in women is below the European average in England, Wales and Scotland

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