I’m delighted that we have had one of our Parliamentary Questions answered. This one certainly helps set the scene and will hopefully increase awareness. Many thanks once again to Mark Garnier MP for his continued support. We’ll have to wait till September now for the responses to the other three, when the Houses of Parliament are back from recess.

I’m sorry if you, like me, are one of the 550 or so diagnosed each year 😦

I’ve copied below, and you can get the original here.

Best wishes,

Kris

PQ on CML diagnosis

Leukaemia

Mark Garnier: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in(a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010, (e) 2011 and (f) 2012 to date. [117407]

Mr Hurd: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated July 2012:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many people were diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) 2009, (d) 2010, (e) 2011 and (f) 2012 to date. [117407]

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of chronic myeloid leukaemia (incidence) are for the year 2010.

The following table provides the number of newly diagnosed cases of chronic myeloid leukaemia in England for each year from 2007 to 2010.

The latest published figures on the incidence of cancer in England are available on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations–england–series-mb1-/index.html

Table 1. Number of newly diagnosed cases of chronic myeloid leukaemia, England, 2007-10 (1, 2)
Chronic myeloid leukaemia (registrations)
2007 511
2008 543
2009 573
2010 596
(1) Chronic myeloid leukaemia is coded as C92.1 in the International Classification of Disease, Tenth revision (ICD-10). (2)Newly diagnosed cases registered in each calendar year. Source: Office for National Statistics