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Breast cancer statistics 2018 to 2023 (FOI)

Breast cancer statistics 2018 to 2023 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please provide the number of new cases of breast cancer in females from 2018 to date.


Information in relation to cancer diagnosis in Jersey is analysed by Public Health England through the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service on behalf of the Channel Islands. The latest report from Public Health England is publicly available on and can be accessed via the link below. Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Channel Islands Cancer Registration Report 2020 (

Further details on breast cancer for the period 2003 to 2016, can be found between pages 32 and 35. Data about diagnosis for the period 2017 to 2023, will be included in future iterations of this report. 

Providing data from the Jersey health systems, would include data extraction, matching and analysis from the following systems:

  • Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (COSD) from the cancer management MDT system 
  • Pathology (including information about staging and metastasis)
  • Patient Administration System (PAS)
  • Death certificates or notices

Compilation of this data, without information from UK data systems related to Jersey domiciled residents, will not give a complete picture of diagnosis of Jersey residents. This is why data is supplied through the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service in order to provide a complete data set. As this information is not held by the Government of Jersey, Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

Articles applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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