Cancer deaths reach a low
Cancer deaths in Lanarkshire for those under the age of 75 have hit their lowest level in the last 20 years according to a new report.
The data, published by ISD Scotland, revealed that 970 people under the age of 75 died from all cancers in 2014.
That figure is down from 994 the previous year and well below the highest figure in the past 20 years of 1159 back in 1995.
Dr Jennifer Darnborough, consultant in public health medicine for NHS Lanarkshire, said: “Although the number of patients being diagnosed with cancer has increased, we are delighted that the mortality rate has actually reduced.
“More people than ever before are surviving cancer.
“This is partly due to cancers being diagnosed earlier than ever before thanks to an increase in the number of people participating in our cancer screening programmes.
“Treatment for cancer is more effective than ever.
In Lanarkshire, we have introduced a programme of ongoing improvement to transform cancer services and after care. This brings together all key agencies to provide the right treatment and support to patients, at the right time and in the right place.”
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