What are the key inequalities?

  • Generally, the incidence increases with more disadvantaged groups, especially for tobacco and other lifestyle-related cancers.  However, for cancers of the breast, prostate and malignant melanoma it is more common in those with higher socioeconomic status
  • In general men are at significantly greater risk than women from nearly all of the common cancers that occur in both sexes
  • Cancer incidence by ethnicity: it is more common in White and Black males than in Asian males and is more common in White females than in Black or Asian females, England.

Last updated Tuesday, 25th July 2017