Small intestine cancer statistics

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Cases

New cases of small intestine cancer, 2015-2017, UK

 

Deaths

Deaths from small intestine cancer, 2015-2017, UK

 

  • There are around 1,700 new small intestine cancer cases in the UK every year, that's more than 4 every day (2015-2017).
  • Small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2017).
  • In females in the UK, small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 790 new cases in 2017.
  • In males in the UK, small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 970 new cases in 2017.
  • Incidence rates for small intestine cancer in the UK are highest in people aged 80 to 84 (2015-2017).
  • Each year around a third (34%) of all new small intestine cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed in people aged 75 and over (2015-2017).
  • Since the early 1990s, small intestine cancer incidence rates have increased by around two-and-a-half times (151%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by around two-and-a-half times (151%) and rates in males have increased by around two-and-a-half times (145%) (2015-2017).
  • Over the last decade, small intestine cancer incidence rates have increased by almost three-fifths (56%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by three-fifths (60%), and rates in males have increased by half (50%) (2015-2017).
  • There are around 520 small intestine cancer deaths in the UK every year, that's more than 1 every day (2015-2017).
  • Small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2017).
  • In females in the UK, small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 260 deaths in 2017.
  • In males in the UK, small intestine cancer is the 19th most common cause of cancer death, with around 280 deaths in 2017.
  • Since the early 1970s, small intestine cancer mortality rates have increased by more than two-fifths (42%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by around a third (34%), and rates in males have increased by more than half (53%).
  • Over the last decade, small intestine cancer mortality rates have increased by more than a third (36%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by two-fifths (40%), and rates in rates in males have increased by almost a third (30%).
  • Five-year relative survival for small intestine cancer in men is below the European average in England but similar to the European average in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Five-year relative survival for small intestine cancer in women is below the European average in England, Wales and Scotland

See more in-depth small intestine survival statistics

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Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the many organisations across the UK which collect, analyse, and share the data which we use, and to the patients and public who consent for their data to be used. Find out more about the sources which are essential for our statistics.