Thyroid cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death in the UK, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, thyroid cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death (less than 1% of all male cancer deaths).
56% of thyroid cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 44% are in males (2018).
Thyroid cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
Thyroid Cancer (C73), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.4||0.3||0.2||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.8||1.1||1.0||1.3||0.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.1||0.3||0.2||0.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.8||0.6||1.2||1.7||0.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||0.6||0.4||0.4||0.4||0.6|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||0.7||0.8||1.0||1.3||0.7|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2018, C73.