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Cancer: How UK compares
Ministers have announced plans to reform cancer services in England amid concern over survival rates in the UK.

Here is how the UK compares with the rest of Europe (figures are standardised to take into account age variations).

CANCER RATES AROUND EUROPE

Incidence of all cancers except non-melanoma skin (per 100,000)

Country Males Females
Belarus 273.2 169.6
Bulgaria 206.5 167.6
Czech Rep 330.9 247.6
Hungary 386.8 250.6
Moldova 218.7 169.4
Poland 301.8 210.3
Romania 216.4 163.4
Russia 243.2 160.6
Slovakia 319 206.9
Ukraine 242 166.7
Denmark 277.2 285.5
Estonia 298 208.7
Finland 264.1 227.9
Iceland 288.4 284.5
Ireland 273.6 234.9
Latvia 237.5 174.6
Lithuania 261.4 183.8
Norway 311.5 260.5
Sweden 277.5 251.8
UK 286.6 260.6
Albania 227.8 205.4
Bosnia 260.2 216.5
Croatia 335.1 239
Greece 234.9 171.1
Italy 321.3 231.7
Macedonia 256.7 188.6
Malta 241.6 231.3
Portugal 284.6 191.1
Slovenia 285.9 220.5
Spain 307.5 179.1
Serbia & Montenegro 223 208.5
Austria 312.9 238.1
Belgium 347.4 245
France 341.8 237.2
Germany 317.7 248.9
Luxembourg 339.2 254.2
Netherlands 314.6 251.4
Switzerland 329.1 240


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