HC Deb 08 June 2000 vol 351 c328W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the percentage of cancers in the United Kingdom which were caused by infections in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [123795]

Yvette Cooper

There is some evidence to show that certain cancers may be linked to infections (notably stomach, liver, cervix, penis and Non-Hodgkins lymphoma). We are not able to identify the percentage of cases of these cancers which are caused in this way.