Official Statistics

Cancer patients in England: diagnostic intervals

Population-based statistics on diagnostic intervals for cancer patients for 24 cancer types diagnosed in 2014 and 2015 in England.



Time to diagnosis in secondary care is described by cancer site and route to diagnosis (emergency presentation, GP referral and Two Week Wait – urgent referral for suspected cancer). This release contains interval data for cancers diagnosed in 2014 and 2015 in 24 different cancer sites.

This commentary accompanies an interactive tool that presents these diagnostic intervals and frequencies by age at diagnosis, stage at diagnosis, broad ethnic group, Charlson comorbidity index, income deprivation, sex and Cancer Alliance.

Published 21 April 2020