Breast cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 7% of all cancer deaths (2017).[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.
Breast cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Breast Cancer (C50), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||32.6||30.4||32.4||30.5||32.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||34.0||34.5||37.9||38.2||34.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.2||0.1||0.0||0.0||0.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.4||0.6||0.6||0.7||0.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.0||17.1||17.9||17.2||18.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||18.8||19.5||21.0||21.6||18.8|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2018. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2018. 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, March 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2017, ICD-10 C50.