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Official Statistics - Cancer incidence in Wales, 2002-2020

Pathology samples indicating new cases of cancer in Wales, January 2018-May 2023

Published September 6th 2023


Click here to view the Cancer Reporting Tool

The new cancer reporting tool holds Official Statistics for cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in Wales for the years 2002 onwards. It is an interactive dashboard that allows you to explore the data in different ways such as, for example: time series analysis, geographical area profiles, stage at diagnosis, area deprivation, comparisons with other UK nations and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool also includes new experimental statistics showing monthly cancer pathology samples up to 2023, allowing a more rapid, timely insight into cancer incidence in Wales.

Click here to view the key messages of the latest release

Incidence of all cancers for diagnosis years 2002-2020 and pathology samples for years 2018 to 2023. The new incidence Official Statistics and experimental pathology data can be explored in the Cancer Reporting Tool and found in the incidence and pathology data tables.

Click here to view the key messages of the previous release

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We are always looking to improve our products to ensure that they are user-friendly.  If you have any comments or feedback on this publication, please get in touch with us by emailing

Supplementary data downloads were amended on the 26th June to address a quality issue identified in the published age-specific counts and rates. Some age-groups have been combined in the updated file. This has not affected any of the statistics published in the cancer reporting tool. 


Responsible statistician: Leon May


Telephone: +44 (0)29 2037 3500


Access the data

Click here to explore the data tables


Supporting Documents

Cancer Reporting Tool Technical Guide


Pre-release list

Dr Tracey Cooper, NHS Wales Cancer Board Chair and Chief Executive of Public Health Wales

Professor Tom Crosby, National Cancer Clinical Director for Wales

Anthony Davies, Senior Policy Manager, Value Based Healthcare Policy Team, Welsh Government