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Cancer Statistics

Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal 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.

Colorectal cancer: ICD-10 C18-C20

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [2067KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [292KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [1461KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [241KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [33KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [60KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [54KB] of cancer by sex and age

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Cancer of the colon: ICD-10 C18

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [2067KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [292KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [1461KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [241KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [33KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalenceDownload Excel file [60KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [54KB] of cancer by sex and age

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Cancer of the rectum and rectosigmoid junction: ICD-10 C19-C20

Incidence:

Annual incidence Download Excel file [2067KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of incidence Download Excel file [292KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Mortality:

Annual mortality Download Excel file [1461KB] (most recent 25 years) by age, sex, network and health board

Five year summary of mortality Download Excel file [241KB] by age, sex, network and health board

Survival:

Survival Download Excel file [33KB] (by age and sex) at 1, 3, 5 and 10 years after diagnosis (1987 onwards)

Prevalence:

Cancer prevalence Download Excel file [60KB]

Lifetime risk:

Lifetime risk Download Excel file [54KB] of cancer by sex and age

Deprivation:

Incidence and mortality by deprivation category Download Excel file [29KB]

Summary statistics for colorectal cancer

Scotland Males Females Persons
Rank - incidence (2015) 3 3 3
Rank - mortality (2015) 3 3 2
Percentage frequency of all cancers - incidence (2015) 13.0% 10.4% 11.7%
Percentage frequency of all cancers - mortality (2015) 10.1% 9.4% 9.8%
Number of new cases diagnosed in 2015 1,975 1,696 3,671
Number of deaths recorded in 2015 844 721 1,565
Change in incidence from 2005 to 2015 -12.5% -6.5% -10.2%
Change in mortality from 2005 to 2015 -20.9% -8.5% -16.4%
1 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 79.4% 76.3% 78.0%
5 year relative survival for patients diagnosed between 2007 and 2011 61.3% 59.2% 60.4%

Notes:
1. Survival figures are not age standardised.
2. Change in incidence and mortality is estimated by Poisson regression.

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