Cancer in young people accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in the UK (2013-2015).[1-4]
48% of young people's cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 52% are in females.
Young people's cancer incidence rates (
Young People's Cancers (C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5), Average Number of New Cases per Year, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, Ages 15-24, UK, 2013-2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||29.4||26.7||25.2||22.8||29.3|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||31.5||33.4||33.7||33.6||31.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||32.9||27.3||35.0||29.5||33.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||35.1||34.1||45.2||42.0||35.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||31.4||28.0||31.3||27.8||31.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||33.0||32.8||37.9||36.0||32.8|
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, 2013-2015, ICD-10 C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5.
All young people's cancers includes all malignant tumours (ICD-10 codes: C00-C97), and all benign/uncertain or unknown behaviour brain, other central nervous system and intracranial tumours (ICD-10 codes: D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43 and D44.3-D44.5).