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Cancer Survival in Wales, 2002-2018

Residents of Wales aged 15-99 years, diagnosed with their first primary cancer between 2002 and 2018, and followed up to 31st December 2020


Published 17th November 2021

Latest available cancer survival official statistics for Wales for diagnosis years 2002-2018, by cancer type, sex, age group, health board of residence, stage at diagnosis and area deprivation.

Patients were followed up until the 31st December 2020.  The effect of COVID-19 may be seen for five-year net survival in the following five year periods where the life tables used will not have taken account of these extra deaths: 2011-2015, 2012-2016, 2013-2017 and 2014-2018.


Cancer Survival in Wales data tables

Technical guide


Please note that due to the reduced capacity within the team as members have been redeployed to deal with the acute COVID-19 epidemiology and population surveillance, the data is in excel format only this year.  We apologise for this temporary inconvenience.


Responsible statistician: Rebecca Thomas


Telephone: +44 (0)29 2037 3500


Pre-release list

Dr Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive of Public Health Wales and NHS Wales Executive Lead for the Wales Cancer Implementation Group

Professor Tom Crosby, National Cancer Clinical Director for Wales

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

Iain Bell, Director of Public Health Data, Knowledge and Research

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