Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 15% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, breast 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 the most common cancer (31% of all new female cancer cases).
1% of breast cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 99% are in females.
Breast cancer incidence rates (
Breast Cancer (C50), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||1.2||0.6||0.6||0.7||1.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||1.5||1.4||1.7||2.6||1.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||168.6||164.2||163.6||160.9||168.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||171.7||173.8||176.3||178.3||171.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||89.4||88.5||86.7||86.1||89.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||91.0||93.7||93.4||95.4||91.1|
For breast cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- 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 C50.