Tuesday, 24 January 2012
The Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) has published cancer incidence figures in Wales for the diagnosis period from 2006 to 2010.
The report from the unit, part of Public Health Wales, shows a slight increase in the total number of malignancies excluding non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) for both males (1.1 per cent) and females (0.6 per cent) in Wales in 2010 compared to 2009. These increases cannot be attributed to any one individual cancer site as there have been increases for many cancer types as well as decreases for other cancer types.
Cancers which show a decrease in 2010 compared to previous years include male lung cancer, stomach cancer for both sexes, and female colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.
Cancers which show an increase in 2010 compared to previous years include male colorectal cancer, male malignant melanoma of the skin, cancer of the corpus uteri and pancreatic cancer for both sexes.
However, when taking age into account, the European Age Standardised Rate per 100,000 population, the incidence of all malignancies excluding NMSC has decreased slightly for males and increased slightly for females in 2010 compared to 2009.
Further details of incidence, mortality and survival and various other reports including the recent Triennial publication, “Cancer in Wales 1995-2009: A Comprehensive Report” can be found on WCISU’s website http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk
The full report can be downloaded from: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/page.cfm?orgid=242&pid=59080
Source: Public Health Wales