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Cancer Registration Statistics, England 2019

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Age-specific rates increased with age

Figure 5 shows that the rates of all malignant cancer (excluding NMSC) incidence in 2019 generally increased with age for both males and females.

The age-specific rate of cancer was higher in females aged between 15 and 59 years than in males of the same ages. Between ages 30 and 54, the age-specific rate of cancer incidence in females is about double the rate of males (Figure 5).

However, from age 60 onwards, the age-specific cancer incidence in males surpassed that in females; for those aged 70 years and over, the rates in males were at least 49% higher than in females.

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