Putting our region's cancer needs first


From our 2020 regional report, we found that Lancashire is broadly in line with the average rates for cancer across the North West, but of the 25 surveyed, tracks above average for 15 cancer types.

Top 5 Areas of Need 

    1. Patterns of cervical cancer are 21% higher in Lancashire than the rest of the country
    2. Also of concern is bladder cancer, of which rates are 18% higher in Lancashire than the rest of England
    3. Lancashire also has 14% higher incidence rates for head and neck cancers compared to the national average
    4. Lung, trachea and bronchus cancer rates are 10% higher than the rest of England
    5. Incidences of ovarian cancer are 10% higher in Lancashire than the national average


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Cancer in Lancashire

The county has a relatively balanced socio economic weighting; while 27% of the population is unemployed or employed in semi-skilled, unskilled, or manual roles, the county also has the second highest percentage of people employed in higher or intermediate managerial, administrative or professional occupations at 20%.


The county’s over-55s make up approximately 33% of the population, with 9% of the population aged over 75. Cervical cancer rates are 21% higher in Lancashire than the national average, and the county also struggles with above average incidences of bladder cancer – with rates 18% higher than the rest of the country.


Find out more about our research into cancer incidence rates across the North West and North Wales via our full report.

Read the report