Cancer in young people accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in the UK (2016-2018).[1-4]
52% of young people's cancer cases in the UK are in females, and 48% are in males.
Young people's cancer incidence rates (European age-standardised
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, 2016-2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||30.6||26.9||26.5||29.8||30.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||32.9||33.8||35.8||42.6||32.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||27.3||23.8||18.9||23.1||27.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||29.3||30.3||26.5||34.2||28.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||29.2||26.3||23.8||28.1||29.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||30.7||31.0||29.7||36.5||30.5|
Data were provided by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (part of Public Health England), on request through the Office for Data Release, July 2021. 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, April 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
Data were published by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales https://phw.nhs.wales/services-and-teams/welsh-cancer-intelligence-and-surveillance-unit-wcisu/cancer-incidence-in-wales-2002-2018/, March 2021.
Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2016-2018, ICD-10 C00-C97, D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43, D44.3-D44.5.
All young peoples cancers includes all malignant tumours (ICD-10 codes: C00-C97), and all non-malignant brain, other central nervous system and intracranial tumours (ICD-10 codes: D32-D33, D35.2-D35.4, D42-D43 and D44.3-D44.5).