Putting our region's cancer needs first


In January 2020, we released our latest regional report highlighting patterns of cancer across our area. Anglesey over-indexed on several cancers compared to the rest of North Wales.

Top 5 Areas of Need 

    1. Breast cancer rates are 57% higher in Anglesey than the rest of Wales
    2. Also of concern is myeloma, which rates are 45% higher than the rest of Wales
    3. Bladder cancer rates are also 39% higher than the national average
    4. Leukaemia rates are 25% higher in Anglesey than the rest of the country
    5. Incidences of prostate cancer are high with a rate 11% higher than the national average


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Cancer in Anglesey

After Conwy, Anglesey has the highest proportion of people over 75, with 11% of the population falling into this category. 


Around 39% of people in the county are over 55, with only 16% aged 18 to 34. A quarter of the population is employed in skilled manual roles, while 29% are in semi or unskilled manual positions or unemployed - in line with the North Wales average.


Anglesey records the highest rates of breast cancer in North Wales and significantly over-indexes compared to the rest of the country, with a rate 57% higher than the national average.


Bladder cancer is also a critical burden for the county, with markedly higher bladder cancer rates than many of its neighbours. The county is one of three in North Wales over-indexing for this disease.


Anglesey also has high incidences of prostate cancer. The disease is one of the top four cancers that impact North Wales, and Anglesey has an 11% higher incidence rate than the rest of the country.


In our full report, you can learn more about our research into cancer incidence rates across the North West and North Wales.

Read the report