10 most common cancers among males and females in UK 2012

10 most common cancers among males and females in UK 2012

New cancer diagnoses registered in England 2012

Key findings

  • The three most common cancers for men in 2012 remained prostate (25.9%), lung (13.6%) and colorectal (13.4%).
  • The three most common cancers for women in 2012 remained breast (30.9%), lung (11.9%) and colorectal (10.9%).
  • Liver cancer incidence has increased by 70% for males and 60% for females from 2003 to 2012. This is now the 18th most common cancer in England.
  • Malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, has increased by 78% among males and 48% among females from 2003 to 2012. This is now the fifth most common cancer in England.
  • Cancer incidence was more than 5% higher than expected in the north of England (North East and North West), and more than 5% lower than expected in London.
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Fuente: Office National Statistics > Statistical bulletin: Cancer Registration Statistics, England, 2012
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