Putting our region's cancer needs first


In January 2022, we released our latest report looking into the patterns of cancer across our area. In Denbighshire, we found that 23% more cases of cancer are recorded than any other North Wales county.

Top 5 Areas of Need 

    1. Rates of bladder cancer are 62% higher in Denbighshire than the average incidence in Wales
    2. Both ovary & fallopian tube cancer and breast cancer rates were found to be 47% higher than the national average
    3. The county has a high incidence of prostate cancer, at a 34% higher rate than the national average
    4. Rates of cancer of the uterus are also significantly higher, 34% over the national average
    5. Overall rates of cancer in Denbighshire are 23% higher than across the rest of the country


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Cancer in Denbighshire

The county has one of the highest levels of relative deprivation, with 29% percent of the population either unemployed, or employed in semi or unskilled manual occupations. While 17% of the population is employed in managerial, professional and administrative roles.

Denbighshire also has one of the oldest populations in North Wales, with around 37% of its population aged over 55, the second highest percentage in North Wales. Around 10% of the  population is aged over 75, while people aged 18 to 34 make up around 17% of the population. Bladder cancer is a key issue across North Wales, and Denbighshire is no exception. The region has significantly high levels of bladder cancer, with rates 62% above the average for Wales recorded.

Ovary and fallopian tube and breast cancer rates are also extremely high, and rates for both cancers are recorded at a 47% higher rate than the national average for Wales.


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

Read the report