Alongside cardiovascular disease, cancer is one of the biggest killers in Kent. Cancer was recorded as the underlying cause of death in 32% of mortalities in 2019.
Amongst the under 70's cancer is by far the biggest killer. Cancer was recorded as the underlying cause of death in 44% of premature mortalities (deaths under 70 years of age) in 2019.
The external resources tab below provides a comprehensive list of information sources available to everyone.
Kent and Medway Cancer Alliance brings together clinicians and managers from health, social care and other services to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care for cancer patients. This link provides more information about the delivery plan, national expectations and how to contact the team.
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The information on this page is grouped loosely on stages in the cancer pathway:
Cancer screening and diagnostics summary for Kent & Medway overall on Fingertips Cancer Services profile. It is possible to view this data by primary care network and general practice.
Routes to diagnosis
CancerData website displays data for England based on the routes to diagnosis study.
Fingertips PHOF profile includes an indicator showing percentage of cancers diagnosed at stages 1 and 2 by district in Kent. Similar information is available by Integrated Care Board and Cancer Alliance area from CancerData.
Two week wait summary for Kent & Medway overall on Fingertips Cancer Services profile.
Prevalence and incidence
CancerData website provides high level summaries of Cancer incidence. Note that small numbers are suppressed. Another page on CancerData website shows those people living with and beyond cancer by Integrated Care board and Cancer Allliance area.
Treatment type by Cancer type is available for England from CancerData.
Latest statistics are published on the NHS Digital (NHS England) cancer survival web page.
Fingertips Palliative care profile includes an indicator showing percentage of deaths that occur in hospital by district in Kent. Other place of death indicators are available and underlying cause.
Fingertips PHOF profile includes an indicator showing the under 75 cancer mortality rate by district in Kent. There is also an indicator showing the mortality rate of cancers considered preventable. CancerData website provides high level summaries of Cancer mortality. Note that small numbers are suppressed.
The National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) has a number of reports on specific topics. Also see their 'Get Data Out' collection. The National Clinical Audit programme provides information on standards of healthcare being achieved for bowel, head and neck, lung, stomach and prostate cancers. Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer support also publish cancer statistics. European comparisons are available from the European Cancer Information System.