Ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer in females in the UK, accounting for 4% of all new cancer cases in females (2017).
In females and males combined, ovarian cancer is the 16th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 2% of all new cancer cases (2017).[1-4]
Ovarian cancer incidence rates (European age-standardised (AS) rates) are similar to the UK average in all the UK constituent countries.
Ovarian Cancer (C56-C57.4), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, Females, UK, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||21.7||20.1||20.1||18.6||21.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||22.8||23.5||24.6||24.8||22.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||11.4||10.8||10.5||9.9||11.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||12.0||12.6||12.9||13.1||12.0|
Data were provided by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (part of Public Health England), on request through the Office for Data Release, November 2019. 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, April 2019. 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, December 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2017, ICD-10 C56-C57.4.