HL Deb 26 January 1994 vol 551 cc75-6WA
Lord Sudeley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the incidence per annum in the United Kingdom of respectively:

  1. (i) breast cancer
  2. (ii) cancer of the prostate
  3. (iii) AIDS
as recorded for the years 1991, 1992 and 1993 respectively or for the last three years for which figures are available.

Baroness Cumberlege

Information on the incidence in the United Kingdom of breast cancer and prostate cancer for the last three years for which figures are available is shown in the table.

1986 1987 1988
Malignant neoplasm of:
Female breast (ICD9–174)1 28,372 29,679 30,044
Prostate (ICD9–185) 12,780 13,299 13,956
1There are a small number of cases annually of cancer of the male breast. These figures are not included.

These figures are the number of new cases registered with cancer registries in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the years shown.

By the end of December 1993 a total of 8,529 AIDS cases were reported to the Public Health Laboratory Service Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC) or to the Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health Scotland Unit (CDEHSU). Of these:

  • 1,299 were diagnosed in 1991,
  • 1,416 were diagnosed in 1992, and
  • 1,129 were diagnosed in 1993.

Due to delay in reporting AIDS cases many of those diagnosed in 1992 and 1993 are yet to be reported. The most recent reports from CDSC and CDEHSU estimate that:

1,950 AIDS cases will have been diagnosed in 1992, and

2,240 AIDS cases will have been diagnosed in 1993.