Bowel Cancer in Scotland

Last Modified: Wed Apr 06 2016 23:04:10 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 3rd
    most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Scotland. Bowel cancer (otherwise known as colorectal cancer) is a major public health problem in Scotland, which has a higher rate of bowel cancer than most other countries in the Western world.
  • 3,400
    Approximately the number of new cases that are diagnosed each year in Scotland; 340 of these in Lanarkshire.
  • 95%
    of cases occur in people aged over 50 years.
  • 1,600
    people die of the disease in Scotland each year, 160 of these in Lanarkshire. Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death for men and the third for women.
  • 90%
    chance of treating the disease successfully if Bowel Cancer is detected early enough through screening.