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FOI 967 - Mouth Cancer Incidences


Information Requested:

According to The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000, I believe I am allowed to request data for the cases of mouth cancer, specifically the following C00-C06, C09-C10, C12-C14 types over the period from 13.07.21 to 13.07.22. 
I specifically need:
•    Total cases of mouth cancer in the last year (total, age, gender, site of cancer, LA/city/county)
•    Total deaths of mouth cancer in the last year (total, age, gender, site of cancer, LA/city/county)


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your recent request dated 01 August 2022. 
Data for 2021 cancer incidence is not available yet, as cancer registrations are still being collated and therefore the information is not currently held by Public Health Wales. Latest incidence is available on our website. 


For the mortality part of the request we would suggest you contact the Office of National Statistic. Public Health Wales are users of mortality data and ONS are the owners of the data. 

Contact us - Office for National Statistics (

John Lawson
Head of Information Governance 
Public Health Wales NHS Trust

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400