Types of cancer

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  • Lung cancer

    Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Scotland but the good news is, more people than ever in Scotland are surviving the disease.

  • Breast cancer

    Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in Scottish women but you’re five times more likely to survive it if it’s caught in its earliest stage.​

  • Bowel cancer

    Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland. But when it's found early, it can often be cured. In fact, 9 out of 10 people beat it. ​

  • Cervical cancer

    Six women in Scotland are diagnosed with cervical cancer every week so having your smear test could save your life – it can stop cancer before it starts.

  • Prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer may be the most common cancer amongst men in Scotland but while the number of people diagnosed has increased, so have survival rates.

  • Skin cancer

    Around 1,200 cases of malignant melanoma are reported every year in Scotland, with cases up 32% in men and down by 3% in women in the last 10 years.

  • Other types of cancer

    Alternatively, if you're not sure what you’re looking for, or the cancer you want to know more about isn't listed above, visit NHS Inform.

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