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Table 1 Numbers of people diagnosed with cancer 1994–2011 and still alive at 31/12/2011, by sex and cancer site

From: The magnitude and characteristics of the population of cancer survivors: using population-based estimates of cancer prevalence to inform service planning for survivorship care

  Females Males
Rank Site (ICD10) No. of people Site (ICD10) No. of people
1 Breast (C50) 26,066 Prostate (C61) 23,966
2 Colorectal (C18-C21) 6,598 Colorectal (C18-C21) 8,207
3 Melanoma (C43) 4,593 Lymphoma (C81-C85) 3,236
4 Uterus (C54-C55) 3,505 Melanoma (C43) 2,774
5 Lymphoma (C81-C85) 2,914 Bladder (C67) 2,511
6 Cervix (C53) 2,617 Head & neck (C00-C14, C30-C32) 2,362
7 Ovary (C56) 1,833 Testis (C62) 2,257
8 Lung (C33-C34) 1,740 Leukaemia (C91-C95) 1,994
9 Leukaemia (C91-C95) 1,386 Lung (C33-C34) 1,949
10 Kidney (C64-C66) 1,262 Kidney (C64-C66) 1,916