Lung cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 13% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, lung cancer is the 2nd most common cancer (13% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 2nd most common cancer (12% of all new female cancer cases).
53% of lung cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 47% are in females.
Lung cancer incidence rates (
Lung Cancer (C33-C34), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||88.2||109.0||85.7||90.9||90.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||90.7||117.8||95.6||105.8||92.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||64.7||85.3||65.3||62.5||67.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||66.6||92.3||73.2||73.6||68.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||75.1||96.5||75.3||76.4||77.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||76.6||102.0||81.5||85.4||78.9|
For lung 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 C33-C34.