HC Deb 08 March 1989 vol 148 cc586-7W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have contracted(a) stomach cancer and (b) intestinal cancer in the Liverpool area for each of the last 15 years; what are the national figures; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

;The information is shown in the table. The latest available data year for cancer registration is 1984.

ICD 153 (8th Revision) 1974–78 MN of Large intestine except rectum. (9th Revision) 1979–84 MN of Colon.

ICD 154 MN of rectum rectosigmiod junction and anus.

1Approx 1,400 registrations for all forms of cancer were not available at the time of publication. Of these 1,000 were for Mersey RHA.

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