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Breakdown of contrasting cancer rates across England

Your chances of developing and surviving cancer vary considerably according to where you live. Photo: PA Wire

Overall cancer rates

There are more than 200 types of cancer, each with different causes, symptoms and treatments.

Cancer incident rates in Great Britain have risen by 22% in men and 42% in women since the mid-1970s, according to Cancer Research.

Half of people diagnosed with cancer now survive their disease for at least five years, and there continues to be a strong correlation between where you live and what you earn and your chances of developing and and/or surviving the disease.

Primary Care Trusts with the highest rates of overall cancer incidents

Cancer Research UK measure cancer rates per 100,000 people, and all of the numbers below are measured in this way.

  • Liverpool: 498.4 per 100,000 people
  • Knowsley: 478.3
  • Manchester Teaching: 473.5
  • Salford: 469.3
  • Islington: 465.8
  • National Average: 398.1

Primary Care Trusts with the lowest rates of overall cancer incidents

  • Kensington and Chelsea: 295.9 per 100,000 people
  • Westminster: 309
  • Harrow: 318.4
  • Redbridge: 344
  • Brent Teaching: 347.6
Liverpool and Harrow are at opposite ends of the cancer incidence scale. Credit: Cancer Research UK

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 12.9% of all new cases.

It is responsible for 22.25% of all cancer deaths, with only 9% of people surviving five years or more.

Primary Care Trusts with the highest rates of lung cancer incidents

  • Liverpool: 90.3 per 100,000 people
  • Manchester Teaching: 86.3
  • Hull Teaching: 85.1
  • Knowsley: 81.9
  • South Tyneside: 80.9
  • National Average: 47.7

Primary Care Trusts with the lowest rates of lung cancer incidents

  • Harrow: 27.4 per 100,000 people
  • East Sussex Downs and Weald: 33.5
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 33.5
  • Devon PCT: 33.8
  • Bath and North East Somerset PCT: 34.1

Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, taking up 12% of all cancer cases, but 10% of cancer deaths. Around 55% of sufferers survive for five or more years.

Primary Care Trusts with the highest rates of bowel cancer incidents

  • Liverpool: 53.9 per 100,000
  • Sefton: 53.4
  • Nottinghamshire County Teaching: 53.2
  • Halton and St Helens: 53.1
  • Gateshead: 53.1
  • National Average: 46.5

Primary Care Trusts with the lowest rate of bowel cancer incidents

  • Harrow: 31.6 per 100,000
  • Kensington and Chelsea: 33.5
  • Westminster: 34.1
  • Redbridge: 36
  • Brent Teaching: 36.6

[For a full breakdown of local cancer statistics, go to the Cancer Research UK website.](http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/local-cancer-statistics/?location-name-1=Liverpool%20(PCT)

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