Non-melanoma skin cancer statistics
New cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, 2014-2016 average, UK
Deaths from non-melanoma skin cancer, 2016, UK
- There are around 147,000 new non-melanoma skin cancer cases in the UK every year, that's more than 400 every day (2014-2016).
- In females in the UK, there were around 67,700 new cases in 2016.
- In males in the UK, there were around 88,700 new cases in 2016.
- Incidence rates for non-melanoma skin cancer in the UK are highest in people aged 90+ (2013-2015).
- Since the early 1990s, non-melanoma skin cancer incidence rates have increased by more than two-and-a-half times (163%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by around two-and-a-half times (157%) and rates in males have increased by around two-and-a-half times (158%).
- Over the last decade, non-melanoma skin cancer incidence rates have increased by around two-thirds (65%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by almost two-thirds (63%), and rates in males have increased by almost two-thirds (63%).
- There are around 950 non-melanoma skin cancer deaths in the UK every year, that's more than 2 every day (2014-2016).
- Non-melanoma skin cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2016).
- In males in the UK, non-melanoma skin cancer is the 18th most common cause of cancer death, with around 870 deaths in 2016.
- In females in the UK, non-melanoma skin cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 450 deaths in 2016.
- A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).
- ‘Two week wait’ standards are met by all countries and ’31 day wait’ and ’62 day wait’ are met by all but Northern Ireland, for skin cancer.
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