Small intestine cancer statistics

Cases

New cases of small intestine cancer, 2014-2016 average, UK

 

Deaths

Deaths from small intestine cancer, 2016, UK

  • There are around 1,600 new small intestine cancer cases in the UK every year, that's more than 4 every day (2014-2016).
  • Small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all new cancer cases (2016).
  • In females in the UK, small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 770 new cases in 2016.
  • In males in the UK, small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 920 new cases in 2016.
  • Incidence rates for small intestine cancer in the UK are highest in people aged 80 to 84 (2014-2016).
  • Since the early 1990s, small intestine cancer incidence rates have increased by around two-and-a-half times (141%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by more than two times (137%) and rates in males have more than doubled (137%).
  • Over the last decade, small intestine cancer incidence rates have increased by almost three-fifths (57%) in the UK. Rates in females have increased by three-fifths (60%), and rates in males have increased by more than half (53%).
  • There are around 500 small intestine cancer deaths in the UK every year, that's more than 1 every day (2014-2016).
  • 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 (2016).
  • In males in the UK, small intestine cancer is the 19th most common cause of cancer death, with around 280 deaths in 2016.
  • In females in the UK, small intestine cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 240 deaths in 2016.
  • Mortality rates for small intestine cancer in the UK are highest in people aged 85 to 89 (2014-2016).
  • Since the early 1970s, small intestine cancer mortality rates have increased by almost two-fifths (37%) in the UK. Rates in males have increased by almost half (46%), and rates in females have increased by more than a quarter (28%).
  • Over the last decade, small intestine cancer mortality rates have increased by almost a third (31%) in the UK. Rates in males have increased by almost a third (31%), and rates in females have increased by more than a quarter (29%).
  • 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

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