Gender difference in Scots cancer trends

How Scottish cancer rates vary depending on your gender

  • Lung cancer remains the most common cancer, followed by breast cancer.
  • Official ISD Scotland figures show that in 2014, 31,711 people were diagnosed with cancer in Scotland, up from 27,820 in 2004.
  • The figures showed cancer was more common as people get older, with 75% of cancer diagnoses in 2014 being in people aged over 60.

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@BBCScotlandNews: “How Scottish cancer rates vary depending on your gender”


New figures suggest that the incidence of cancer has increased in women but decreased in men over the last decade in Scotland.


Gender difference in Scots cancer trends