Stomach cancer is the 17th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 2% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, stomach cancer is the 13th most common cancer (2% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 18th most common cancer (1% of all new female cancer cases).
65% of stomach cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 35% are in females.
Stomach cancer incidence rates (European
Stomach Cancer (C16), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||15.5||15.5||16.5||16.8||15.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||16.6||18.9||21.1||23.6||16.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||6.7||6.9||7.5||5.6||6.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||7.3||9.0||10.3||9.3||7.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||10.7||11.1||12.1||11.2||11.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||11.3||13.0||14.7||14.8||11.6|
For stomach cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. 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, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C16.