Cancer in young people accounts for less than 1% of all new cancer cases in the UK (2015-2017).[1-4]
52% of young people's cancer cases in the UK are in females, and 48% are in males.
Young peoples' cancer incidence rates (European age-standardised
Young peoples' cancer (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, 2015-2017
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||31.9||28.4||31.0||27.9||32.0|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||34.1||35.4||40.8||40.2||34.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||28.2||24.8||20.8||22.3||27.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||30.3||31.3||28.7||33.1||29.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||30.3||27.5||27.0||26.7||30.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||31.8||32.3||33.2||34.9||31.6|
Data were provided by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (part of Public Health England), on request through the Office for Data Release, November 2019. 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 2019. 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, December 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015-2017, 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).