Rise in Cancer Cases Witnessed in Scotland

Rise in Cancer Cases Witnessed in Scotland

Cancer Research UK has witnessed a 28% rise in cancer diagnosis rate in over 35 years in Scotland. In comparison to the UK, cancer diagnosis in Scotland has been found to be 6.25% higher.

There were 425 cancer cases per 100,000 of population in Scotland. On the other hand, 400 cases per 100,000 of population were there in the UK. The Cancer Research UK has found that around 33% of a million people in the UK are getting diagnosed with cancer every year.

With this, around 50,000 more people are now getting the news of having cancer. There are a number of reasons for the same, but as per charity, more number of people is now living longer.

Long age is bringing a rise in cancer cases. If the data is compared, it has been found that 283,000 people were diagnosed with cancer in 2001, but the total increased to 331,000 in 2011.

Dr. Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK, said, "Research is the only way we'll be able to reduce the devastating impact of the disease. One day we will beat cancer. The more research we do, the sooner that day will come". Among all, breast cancer is one of the common cancers.