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Cancer Statistics

Head and Neck Cancer

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Head and Neck Cancer

Data analyses and reports

Below are the most recently updated data. Please note:

  • Within each page some files are quite large and may take a few minutes to download.
  • You may need to use the drop-down menus within the spreadsheets to define your selections of 'Area of Residence', 'Sex', and 'Cancer site/type' to find the data that you require.

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [33KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [58KB] of cancer by age and sex

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Cancer of the Larynx: ICD-10 C32

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [34KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [58KB] of cancer by age and sex

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Cancer of the Lip, Oral Cavity and Pharynx: ICD-10 C00-C14

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Cancer of the Mouth: ICD-10 C03-C06

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Cancer of the Oral Cavity: ICD-10 C01-C06

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [34KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [58KB] of cancer by age and sex

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Cancer of the Salivary Glands: ICD-10 C07-C08

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Cancer of the Thyroid: ICD-10 C73

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [34KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [56KB] of cancer by age and sex

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Cancer of the Tongue: ICD-10 C01-C02

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Cancer of the Oropharynx: ICD-10 C01, C02.4, C05.1, C05.2, C09, C10

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [4701KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [544KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [3430KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [430KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [84KB]

Summary statistics for head and neck cancer

Scotland Males Females Persons
Rank - incidence (2014) 4 11 6
Rank - mortality (2015) 8 15 9
Percentage frequency of all cancers - incidence (2014) 5.4% 2.4% 3.9%
Percentage frequency of all cancers - mortality (2015) 3.8% 1.8% 2.8%
Number of new cases diagnosed in 2014 853 388 1,241
Number of deaths recorded in 2015 314 138 452
Change in incidence from 2004 to 2014 +5.4% +26.3% +10.7%
Change in mortality from 2005 to 2015 +5.4% +22.8% +9.6%
1 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 79.6% 77.8% 79.1%
5 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 57.2% 60.2% 58.1%

Notes:
1. Survival figures are not age standardised.
2. Change in incidence and mortality is estimated by Poisson regression.

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