Individuals diagnosed with cancer in Scotland 2013-2017, by treatment type

This statistic depicts the number of patients diagnosed with cancer in Scotland between 2013 and 2017, by treatment type. Throughout the five year period, the most common first treatment for individuals diagnosed with cancer in Scotland was surgery. Approximately 61 thousand individuals who had been diagnosed with cancer opted for surgery as their first treatment. This was followed by chemotherapy, for which approximately 20.8 thousand individuals opted for their first treatment.

Number of individuals diagnosed with cancer in Scotland from 2013 to 2017, by treatment type

Number of new cases
Surgery61,021
Radiotherapy20,840
Other therapy15,616
Chemotherapy13,429
Hormone therapy13,423
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2013 to 2017

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