Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males in the UK, accounting for 26% of all new cancer cases in males (2017).
In females and males combined, prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 13% of all new cancer cases (2017).[1-4]
Prostate cancer incidence rates (European age-standardised
Prostate Cancer (C61), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, Males, UK, 2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||171.4||143.4||172.4||144.8||169.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||174.8||153.2||185.9||162.7||172.4|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||79.5||64.9||80.1||66.8||78.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||81.1||69.4||86.4||75.0||79.8|
For prostate cancer, there are few established risk factors therefore differences between countries largely reflect differences in diagnosis and data recording.
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 C61.