§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Simon Burns, dated 8 September 2003:94WAs National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question concerning how many patients were diagnosed with cancer of the gullet in (a) 2002, (b) 1998, (c) 1994, (d) 1990, (e) 1986 and (f) 1982. .Oesophageal cancer is commonly referred to as "cancer of the gullet". The numbers of registrations of newly diagnosed cases of cancer of the oesophagus in England for the years requested are given in the table below.Figures for 2002 are not available. The latest published figures are for 1999, as shown in the table. The first release of registrations of newly diagnosed cases of cancer in England for 2000 will be published on the National Statistics website at the end of August 2003.
Registrations of newly diagnosed cases for oesophageal1 cancer in
England, persons, selected years
1Malignant neoplasm of oesophagus 1982 3,924 1986 4,339 1990 4,981 1994 5,611 1998 5,730 1999 5,893
For the years 1991 to 1994, International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision Code (ICD-9), code 150. For the years 1995 to 1999, International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10), code C15.
Office for National Statistics.