Breast cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 7% of all cancer deaths (2016).[1-3]
In males in the UK, breast cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths). In females in the UK it is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death (15% of all female cancer deaths).
1% of breast cancer deaths in the UK are in males, and 99% are in females.
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, 2016
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.2||0.1||0.0||0.0||0.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.4||0.7||0.0||0.0||0.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||33.4||33.4||28.6||31.0||33.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||34.8||37.7||33.8||38.8||34.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||18.5||19.1||15.7||17.3||18.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||19.3||21.6||18.6||21.7||19.3|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2017. 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, December 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2016, ICD-10 C50.