Breast cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 7% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, breast cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death (15% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths).
99% of breast cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 1% are in males (2018).
Breast cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
For breast cancer mortality and incidence rates do not vary between the UK constituent nations.
Breast Cancer (C50), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||32.3||31.8||33.2||31.7||32.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||33.7||36.0||38.8||39.5||33.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.3||0.1||0.0||0.0||0.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.4||0.6||0.5||0.9||0.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||17.9||17.9||18.3||17.7||18.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||18.6||20.2||21.4||22.0||18.8|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2018, C50.