Leukaemia is the 12th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, leukaemia is the 10th most common cancer (3% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 12th most common cancer (2% of all new female cancer cases).
59% of leukaemia cases in the UK are in males, and 41% are in females.
Leukaemia incidence rates (
Leukaemia (C91-C95), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||20.8||14.4||24.6||13.5||20.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||22.0||17.7||30.0||19.3||21.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||12.1||7.5||11.7||9.7||11.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||12.9||9.7||15.2||14.3||12.6|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||16.2||10.9||18.3||12.0||15.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||16.9||12.8||21.4||15.7||16.6|
For leukaemia, there are few established risk factors therefore differences between countries largely reflect differences in diagnosis and data recording.
- 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 C91-C95.