Oral cancer in England

Public Health England | May 2020 | Oral cancer in England

Public Health England (PHE) has published the incidence, survival and mortality rates of oral cancer in England from 2012 to 2016.

This report presents oral cancer data for England held by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) and includes incidence, survival and mortality rates. It covers the period from 2012 to 2016, and the data is presented at national, regional, upper-tier and lower-tier local authority level.

Incidence and mortality rates for oral cancer have risen in recent years, and most cases present with advanced disease, which reduces prognosis. Risk factors for oral cancer include smoking, other ways of using tobacco such as chewing, drinking alcohol and infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Treatment may be with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of these.

Stark inequalities in oral cancer exist between geographic areas and population groups, and there are opportunities to prevent oral cancer and to support early detection and treatment. The data in this report identifies the geographic areas and population groups most at risk to facilitate the planning of health improvement initiatives and clinical services.

Full details availalbe from PHE 

Click to access Oral_cancer_report.pdf


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