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Vaginal cancer statistics
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New cases of vaginal cancer, 2015-2017, UK
Deaths from vaginal cancer, 2015-2017, UK
Vaginal cancer cases are preventable, UK, 2015
- There are around 250 new vaginal cancer cases in the UK every year, that's nearly 5 every week (2015-2017).
- In females in the UK, vaginal cancer is not among the 20 most common cancers, with around 250 new cases in 2017.
- Vaginal cancer accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in females in the UK (2017).
- Vaginal cancer accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in females and males combined in the UK (2017).
- Incidence rates for vaginal cancer in the UK are highest in females aged 90+ (2015-2017).
- Each year almost 4 in 10 (38%) of all new vaginal cancer cases in the UK are diagnosed in females aged 75 and over (2015-2017).
- Since the early 1990s, vaginal cancer incidence rates have remained stable in females in the UK (2015-2017).
- Over the last decade, vaginal cancer incidence rates have remained stable in females in the UK (2015-2017).
- Vaginal cancer incidence rates in England in females are 88% higher in the most deprived quintile compared with the least (2013-2017). Around 55 cases of vaginal cancer each year in England are linked with deprivation.
- An estimated 1,200 women who had previously been diagnosed with vaginal cancer were alive in the UK at the end of 2010.
- There are around 100 vaginal cancer deaths in the UK every year, that's around 2 every week (2015-2017).
- In females in the UK, vaginal cancer is not among the 20 most common causes of cancer death, with around 100 deaths in 2017.
- Vaginal cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in females in the UK (2017).
- Vaginal cancer accounts for less than 1% of all cancer deaths in females and males combined in the UK (2017).
- Mortality rates for vaginal cancer in the UK are highest in females aged 90+ (2015-2017).
- Since the early 1970s, vaginal cancer mortality rates have decreased by half (50%) in females in the UK.
- Over the last decade, vaginal cancer mortality rates have remained stable in females in the UK.
- Vaginal cancer deaths in England are more common in females living in the most deprived areas.
- Vagina and vulva cancer survival in England is highest for women diagnosed aged under 50 years old (2009-2013).
- More than 8 in 10 women in England diagnosed with vagina or vulva cancer aged 15-49 survive their disease for five years or more, compared with almost 6 in 10 women diagnosed aged 70-89 (2009-2013).
- Five-year relative survival for vaginal and vulval cancer in women is above the European average in England but similar to the European average in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- A person’s risk of developing cancer depends on many factors, including age, genetics, and exposure to risk factors (including some potentially avoidable lifestyle factors).
- 1 in 1,421 UK females will be diagnosed with vaginal cancer in their lifetime.
- 75% of vaginal cancer cases in the UK are preventable.
- 'Two-week wait’ standards are met by all countries, ‘31-day wait’ is met by all but Northern Ireland and Wales, and ’62-day wait’ is met by all but Wales, Northern Ireland and only partly by Scotland for gynaecological cancers.
- Almost a fifth of vaginal cancer patients receive major surgical resection as part of their cancer treatment.
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