A third (33%) of mesothelioma cases in England are diagnosed after presenting as an emergency. More than 6 in 10 (62%) of emergency presentation cases are via Accident and Emergency (A&E), with the other cases coming via an emergency GP referral, inpatient referral or outpatient referral.
A quarter (25%) of mesothelioma cases in England are diagnosed following a routine or urgent GP referral (but not under the ‘two-week wait’ referral route).
Almost a quarter (23%) of mesothelioma cases in England are diagnosed via the ‘two-week wait’ referral route.
There are variations in routes to diagnosis by sex, age, deprivation and ethnicity.
Mesothelioma (C45), Percentage of Cases by Route to Diagnosis, Adults Aged 15-99, England, 2012-2013
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- National Cancer Intelligence Network. Routes to diagnosis 2006-2013 workbook (b). London: NCIN; 2016
- National Cancer Intelligence Network. Routes to diagnosis Site Specific Data Briefings 2006-2013. London: NCIN; 2016.
About this data
Data is for: England, 2012-2013, ICD-10 C45
Routes to diagnosis statistics were calculated from cases of cancer registered in England which were diagnosed in 2012-2013. Staging proportions only include patients with a known stage (cases with an unknown stage at diagnosis are not included in the denominator).