Anal cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, anal cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is not among the 20 most common cancers (less than 1% of all new female cancer cases).
33% of anal cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 67% are in females.
Anal cancer incidence rates (
Anal Cancer (C21), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||1.6||1.4||1.1||0.2||1.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||1.9||2.5||2.4||1.4||1.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||3.0||2.7||1.5||1.0||2.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||3.4||4.0||2.9||2.8||3.3|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||2.3||2.3||1.5||0.8||2.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||2.6||3.2||2.5||2.0||2.6|
For anal cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
Anal cancer is one of the few non-sex-specific cancer types which is more common in women than men, this is probably due to sex differences in risk factor prevalence.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C21.