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, 23% more cancer cases were recorded than in 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 47% higher than the national average
    3. The county has an increased incidence of prostate cancer, at a 34% higher rate than the national average
    4. Rates of uterus cancer are also significantly higher, 34% over the national average
    5. Overall cancer rates 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% of the population either unemployed or employed in semi or unskilled manual occupations—17% of the population work 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 over 75, while people aged 18 to 34 make up around 17% of the population. 


Bladder cancer is an 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.


Ovary and fallopian tube and breast cancer rates are also exceptionally high. Rates for both cancers are 47% higher than Wales's national average.


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