Head and neck cancer is the 8th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, head and neck cancer is the 4th most common cancer (5% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 13th most common cancer (2% of all new female cancer cases).
70% of head and neck cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 30% are in females.
Head and neck cancer incidence rates (European
Head and Neck Cancer (C00-C14, C30-C32), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||27.5||34.6||30.6||31.3||28.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||28.8||39.4||36.4||39.8||30.0|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||10.8||12.4||9.6||8.8||11.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||11.6||15.2||12.9||13.2||11.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||18.8||23.3||20.2||20.2||19.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||19.6||25.9||23.5||24.8||20.3|
For head and neck 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 C00-C14, C30-C32.