§ Ruth Kelly
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Letter from Len Cook to Bob Spink, dated 17 June 2002:169WAs National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning the five most common malignant neoplasms for NHS patients; and the number of deaths incurred as a result of each for (a) men and (b) women in 2001. (61855)The information that is available on new cases of cancer relates to all those registered in England in each year. It is likely that the vast majority of these will have had some contact with the NHS during their treatment, but it is not possible to state which were NHS patients. The most recently available information is for cases diagnosed in 1998 and for deaths occurring in 2000. Figures for all new cases of the five most common cancers and all deaths from these cancers are given in the table.
Number of new cases1 of the five most common cancers, England,2 1998; and a number of deaths3 from these cancers, England,2 20004 Men Women 5 most common cancers Number of new cases in 1998 Number of deaths in 2000 5 most common cancers Number of new cases in 1998 Number of deaths in 2000 Bronchus and lung 19,487 16,875 Breast 32,908 10,609 Prostate 19,335 7,785 Colon and rectum 13,459 6,278 Colon and rectum 14,927 6,945 Bronchus and lung 11,789 10,338 Bladder 7,529 2,727 Ovary 5,529 3,653 Stomach 5.209 3,356 Corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified 4,407 1,243 1defined using the following codes from the International Classification of Diseases. Tenth Revision (ICD-10): Stomach—C16 Colon and rectum—C18–C21 Bronchus and lung—C34 Breast—C50 Corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified—054–055 Ovary—056 Prostate—C61 Bladder—C67 2data are for residents of England. 3defined using the following codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9): Stomach—151 Colon and rectum—153–154 Bronchus and lung—162.2–162.9 Breast—174 Corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified—179, 182 Ovary—183.0 Prostate—185 Bladder—188 4data are for cases diagnosed and deaths occurring in each calendar year.