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Detect Cancer Early

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Detect Cancer Early

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Published: 25 July 2017
Detect Cancer Early Staging Data
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Full Report Download pdf file [756kb]
Published: 26 July 2016
Detect Cancer Early Staging Data
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Full Report Download pdf file [681kb]
Published: 18 August 2015
Detect Cancer Early Staging Data
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Full Report Download pdf file [558kb]

The Detect Cancer Early (DCE) programme was formally launched by the Scottish Government in February 2012. The main purpose of the programme is to raise the public’s awareness of the national cancer screening programmes and also the early signs and symptoms of cancer to encourage them to seek help earlier. The aim is to improve cancer survival by diagnosing and treating the disease at an earlier stage.

Cancer is one of the major causes of death in Scotland. In 2015, nearly 16,011 people died of cancer in Scotland and approximately 31,500 people were diagnosed. The most common causes of cancer death and diagnosis are from lung, colorectal and breast cancer, which collectively accounts for over 43% of all cancers diagnosed in Scotland in 2015. The DCE programme will initially focus on these three cancers.

The Local Delivery Plan standard for Detect Cancer Early is to increase the proportion of people diagnosed and treated in the first stage of breast, colorectal and lung cancer by 25 percent. The latest two-year period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016 is the fifth year of the Local Delivery Plan standard.

ISD Scotland developed a National database and reporting facility known as the DCE datamart to collect, analyse and report cancer data in order to monitor performance towards the LDP standard. NHS Boards upload data from local cancer systems to the DCE datamart and verify the quality of the data before the performance figures are released in the annual publication report.

 

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