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The emergency presentation Route can be further split in to ‘sub-routes’, namely Accident and Emergency, GP emergency presentation (where a GP makes an emergency referral), inpatient emergencies and outpatient emergencies. These sub-routes offer a more detailed insight in to emergency presentations.

The graphs show the proportion and number of incident cancers diagnosed between 2006 and 2015, split by emergency presentation sub-route.

The top graph shows two statistics. The coloured lines show the percentage of cancers diagnosed by emergency presentation sub-route, while the stacked bars behind the lines show the number of tumours diagnosed, again by emergency presentation sub-route. The axis on the left shows the proportion diagnosed (relating to the lines), the secondary axis on the right shows the number of tumours diagnosed (relating to the stacked bars) and the axis on the bottom shows the year of diagnosis between 2006 and 2015.

The lower graph shows the same information, but the number of tumours is shown as a bar graph so the total for each emergency sub-route can be more easily seen.

Some tumour sites have a low number of emergency presentations diagnosed, such as breast cancer and melanoma, and care should be taken when using information relating to such cancer sites.

More information on Routes to Diagnosis can be found here.

How to use these graphs

The cancer site of interest can be selected from the drop down menu above, with 42 cancer sites and an all cancers (all malignant neoplasms (excl. non-melanoma skin cancer) grouping. Only one cancer site will be displayed at a time.