Breast cancer: data introduction

The following breast cancer data pages provide access to detailed statistics on breast cancer in Scotland. Most of this data is available through hyperlinks to the breast cancer statistics section on the ISD Scotland website. This includes data on breast cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence and lifetime risk, which are all available from the ISD Scotland website as downloadable Excel files. The Cancer in Scotland summary report (264Kb), produced by the ISD Population Health Team, provides an overview of the data on cancer in Scotland, comparing breast cancer alongside other common cancers.

Table 1 summarises the dimensions / geographies at which breast cancer data are presented, either within the data pages which follow or through hyperlinks to other websites.

Table 1: Data for Scotland available through the breast cancer data pages

 Data presented?
(Y=yes; N=no)
Data dimensions / geographiesIncidenceMortalitySurvivalPrevalenceLifetime risk
By gender Y Y Y
(female only)
Y Y
(female only)
By age group Y Y Y Y N
By deprivation group Y Y N N N
By NHS board area Y Y N N N
By local authority area Y N N N N
Time trend Y Y Y N N
National target N N N N N
Comparison with UK/GB Y Y Y N N
International comparison Y Y Y N N



Please note: If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the data sources directly as new data may have been published since these data pages were last updated. Although we endeavour to ensure that the data pages are kept up-to-date, there may be a time lag between new data being published and the relevant ScotPHO web pages being updated.