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Cancer Statistics

Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer

Data analyses and reports

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.

Cancer of the breast: ICD-10 C50

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [1437KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board.

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [236KB] by age, sex, network and health board.

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [751KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board.

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [169KB] by age, sex, network and health board.

Survival:

Survival* Download Excel file [22KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards).

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [55KB].

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk* Download Excel file [42KB] of cancer by sex and age.

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category* Download Excel file [27KB].

* Excludes male breast cancer.

Carcinoma in situ of the breast: ICD-10 D05

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [1437KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board.

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [236KB] by age, sex, network and health board.

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [751KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board.

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [169KB] by age, sex, network and health board.

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [55KB]

*Excludes male breast cancer.

Summary statistics for breast cancer

Scotland Males Females Persons
Rank - incidence (2014) .. 1 ..
Rank - mortality (2014) .. 2 ..
Percentage frequency of all cancers - incidence (2014) 0.2% 28.3% 14.5%
Percentage frequency of all cancers - mortality (2014) 0.1% 12.6% 6.2%
Number of new cases diagnosed in 2014 32 4,578 4,610
Number of deaths recorded in 2014 10 966 976
Change in incidence from 2004 to 2014 .. +6.7% ..
Change in mortality from 2004 to 2014 .. -20.0% ..
1 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 .. 97.1% ..
5 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 .. 88.0% ..

".." = not available.

Notes:
1. Some statistics are not available for male breast cancer because of small numbers.
2. Survival figures are not age standardised.
3. Change in incidence and mortality is estimated by Poisson regression.

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