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Cancer Statistics

All Types of Cancer

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All Types of Cancer

Data analyses and reports

  • Detailed incidence and mortality data, lifetime risk, prevalence and survival statistics: All cancer types.
  • A summary table of the main statistics for all cancer types.

Below are the most recently updated data. Please note:

  • Within each page some files are quite large and may take a few minutes to download.
  • You may need to use the drop-down menus within the spreadsheets to define your selections of 'Area of Residence', 'Sex', and 'Cancer site/type' to find the data that you require.

All malignant neoplasms excluding non-melanoma skin cancer: ICD-10 C00-C97 excluding C44

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file[968KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board.

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [192KB] by age, sex, network and health board.

Number of patients treated Download Excel file [41 KB] by treatment type for all cancer types combined

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [730KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board.

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [168KB] by age, sex, network and health board.

Under 75 years mortality Download Excel file [190KB] (1995 onwards) by network and health board .

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [47KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards).

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [50KB].

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [47KB] of cancer by sex and age.

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [28KB].

All cancer types are coded using the following classification codes:

Incidence: ICD-10 C00-C96 excl C44 (Note: ICD-10 C97 is not used by the Scottish Cancer Registry) Mortality: ICD-10 C00-C97 excl C44.

Summary statistics for all cancers

Scotland Males Females Persons
Number of new cases diagnosed in 2014 15,713 16,292 33,005
Number of deaths recorded in 2015 8,321 7,690 16,011
Change in incidence from 2004 to 2014 -3.4% +5.8% +0.6%
Change in mortality from 2005 to 2015 -13.5% -6.2% -10.6%
1 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 66.8% 71.2% 69.0%
5 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 49.9% 56.9% 53.6%

Notes:
1. These data relate to all cases of cancer registered in Scotland, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer. (for explanation- http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/FAQ/#15).
2. Survival figures are not age standardised.
3. Change in incidence and mortality is estimated by Poisson regression.

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