Testicular cancer mortality statistics

Deaths

Deaths from testicular cancer, 2014, UK

 

Proportion of all deaths

Percentage testicular cancer is of male cancer deaths, 2014, UK

 

Age

Peak rate of testicular cancer deaths, 2012-2014, UK

 

Trend over time

Testicular cancer mortality rates have decreased by 82% since the early 1970s, UK

 

Testicular cancer accounts for less than 1% of all male cancer deaths in the UK (2014).[1-3]

In 2014, there were 60 testicular cancer deaths in the UK.[1-3] The crude mortality rate shows that there is less than 1 testicular cancer death for every 100,000 males in the UK.

The European age-standardised mortality rates (AS rates) do not differ significantly between the constituent countries of the UK.[1-3]

Testicular Cancer (C62), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, Males, 2014

England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland UK
Deaths 45 1 9 5 60
Crude Rate 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.2
AS Rate 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.2
AS Rate - 95% LCL 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
AS Rate - 95% UCL 0.2 0.2 0.6 1.1 0.2

95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper confidence limits around the AS rate

Testicular cancer mortality rates throughout the UK shows very little variation between health boundaries.[4,5]

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregistrationsummarytables/previousReleases.
  2. Data were provided by Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/vital-events-reference-tables.
  3. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp2.htm.
  4. NCIN. Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Cancer Network, UK, 2005. London: NCIN; 2008.
  5. Testicular cancer (C62) European age-standardised mortality rates by UK Health Boundaries, 2009-2011. These data were extracted from the UK Cancer Information Service, version 4.5b 001 on 17/10/2013
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Testicular cancer mortality is strongly related to age, with the highest mortality rates being in older males. However, a substantial proportion of deaths are in younger males. In the UK in 2012-2014, on average each year around half (51%) of deaths were in males aged 49 and under.[1-3]

Age-specific mortality rates rise sharply from around age 10-14 and fluctuate throughout adulthood (though as rates are low overall, these fluctuations are not statistically significant).[1-3]

Testicular Cancer (C62), Average Number of Deaths per Year and Age-Specific Mortality Rates, Males, UK, 2012-2014

For most cancer types, mortality by age largely reflects incidence and survival by age, e.g. typically, higher incidence and lower survival in older people results in higher mortality in older people.

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregistrationsummarytables/previousReleases.
  2. Data were provided by the Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/vital-events-reference-tables.
  3. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on request, November 2015.Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp2.htm.
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Testicular cancer mortality rates have decreased by 82% in males in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3]

European age-standardised (AS) mortality rates decreased by 82% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Over the last decade in the UK (between 2003-2005 and 2012-2014), testicular cancer AS mortality rates in males have decreased by 30%.[1-3]

Testicular Cancer (C62), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, Males, UK, 1971-2014

For most cancer types, mortality trends largely reflect incidence and survival trends, e.g. increased incidence without sufficient survival improvement results in increased mortality.

Testicular cancer mortality rates have decreased overall in males in all of the broad age groups in the UK since the early 1970s.[1-3] The largest decrease has been in males aged 0-24, with European AS mortality rates falling by 93% between 1971-1973 and 2012-2014.

Testicular Cancer (C62), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Age, Males, UK, 1971-2014

References

  1. Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsregistrationsummarytables/previousReleases.
  2. Data were provided by the Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/vital-events/vital-events-reference-tables.
  3. Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency on request, November 2015. Similar data can be found here: http://www.nisra.gov.uk/demography/default.asp2.htm.
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Testicular cancer mortality rates are projected to fall by 35% in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to fewer than 1 death per 100,000 males by 2035.[1]

Testicular cancer (C62), Observed and Projected Age-Standardised Mortality Rates, by Sex, UK, 1979-2035

It is projected that 51 deaths from testicular cancer will occur in the UK in 2035.

References

  1. Smittenaar CR, Petersen KA, Stewart K, Moitt N. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Projections in the UK Until 2035. Brit J Cancer 2016.

About this data

Data is for: UK, 1979-2014 (observed), 2015-2035 (projected), ICD-10 C62

Projections are based on observed incidence and mortality rates and therefore implicitly include changes in cancer risk factors, diagnosis and treatment. It is not possible to assess the statistical significance of changes between 2014 (observed) and 2035 (projected) figures. Confidence intervals are not calculated for the projected figures. Projections are by their nature uncertain because unexpected events in future could change the trend. It is not sensible to calculate a boundary of uncertainty around these already uncertain point estimates. Changes are described as 'increase' or 'decrease' if there is any difference between the point estimates.

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There is evidence for an association between testicular cancer mortality and deprivation in England.[1] England-wide data for 2007-2011 show European age-standardised mortality rates are 82% higher for males living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived.[1]

Testicular Cancer (C62), European Age-Standardised Mortality Rates by Deprivation Quintile, Males, England, 2007-2011

The estimated deprivation gradient in testicular cancer mortality between males living in the most and least deprived areas in England has not changed in the period 2002-2011.[1] It has been estimated that there would have been around 13 fewer cancer deaths each year in England during 2007-2011 if all males experienced the same mortality rates as the least deprived.[1]

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There were around 1,600 deaths from testicular cancer in Europe in 2012 (0.2% of male cancer deaths and 0.1% of the total). In Europe (2012), the highest World age-standardised mortality rates for testicular cancer are in Bulgaria; the lowest rates are in Iceland, Malta, Montenegro and Luxembourg. UK testicular cancer mortality rates are estimated to be the 8th lowest in Europe.[1] These data are broadly in line with Europe-specific data available elsewhere.[2]

There are around 10,400 deaths from testicular cancer worldwide in 2012 (0.2% of male cancer deaths and 0.1% of the total). Testicular cancer mortality rates are highest in Western Asia and lowest in Micronesia and Polynesia, but this partly reflects varying data quality worldwide.[1]

References

  1. Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Ervik M, et al. GLOBOCAN 2012 v1.0, Cancer Incidence and Mortality Worldwide: IARC CancerBase No. 11 [Internet]. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013. Available from:http://globocan.iarc.fr, accessed December 2013.
  2. Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J, et al.Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: Estimates for 40 countries in 2012. European Journal of Cancer (2013) 49, 1374-1403.
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