The number of people diagnosed with cancer in NHS Grampian has increased over the past 20 years.
The latest statistics from ISD Scotland show around 2,500 people were diagnosed with cancer in 1995 – increasing to 3,063 in 2015.
The figure peaked in 2014 – with 3,210 people in the region diagnosed.
Breast cancer diagnoses also increased in that period, with concerns raised about the declining number of women going for screening.
In NHS Grampian uptake dropped to 79.9% – the lowest rate for two decades.
Mary Allison, director for Breast Cancer Now Scotland, said the Scotland-wide drop is a concern.
She said: “The consistent decline in Scottish women attending breast cancer screening is very worrying.
“We need to fully understand the reasons behind the decline in breast screening uptake and much more work is needed to highlight the importance of detecting breast cancer early.
“At Breast Cancer Now, we believe that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well – but only if we all act now.”