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About Local Cancer Intelligence and understanding the cancer population of Wales

People living with cancer have different needs, which are changing and becoming more complex. We know we have an ageing population, more people being diagnosed with cancer, and improved survival rates, which all mean the situation in Wales is constantly changing.

Local Cancer Intelligence helps you understand the changing cancer population within your Local Health Boards (LHB) and Local Authorities in Wales.

We hope it will help you understand the cancer experiences in your local area and allow you to make informed decisions.

We have shown the changing cancer picture by giving you headline information on numbers, needs and experiences. This includes:

  • prevalence
  • incidence
  • mortality
  • survival.

Macmillan Cancer Support Wales

We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support. So whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.

Rydyn ni yma i helpu pawb sydd â chanser i fyw bywyd mor llawn â phosibl, gan roi cymorth corfforol, ariannol ac emosiynol. Felly, beth bynnag y bydd yn rhaid ichi ei wynebu yn sgil canser, byddwn ni yno gyda chi.

Collaboration partners

Local Cancer Intelligence is a collaboration between Macmillan Cancer Support and Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU).

Recent work and further information on the partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and WCISU can be found on the WCISU website.

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Welsh language translation

This site is currently only fully available in English.

If you would like to view data sets in Welsh, please go to the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) website.

Macmillan and WCISU projects

There are a number of pieces of work which Macmillan Cancer Support are currently undertaking with WCISU. 

Landscaping paper

The paper provides insight into the unique characteristics of cancer data in Wales, highlighting any gaps in availability between Wales and other UK nations and informing opportunities for analysis considering the partnership’s objectives.

Understanding the local cancer population in Wales

The first phase of this project investigates the incidence and prevalence profile of people diagnosed with and living with cancer at GP Cluster level.

The result of this work is the GP Cluster Network Dashboard which can be accessed in English and Welsh.

The second phase will investigate the incidence of co-morbidities across the GP Clusters, including which are most common. This will help inform services about the intensity of need at the local level.

Routes to diagnosis

The partnership is using routine data to map patient pathways to diagnosis. It will also analyse the link between these diagnosis pathways and survival outcomes

See the Macmillan website for further detail.