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Cancer in Ireland, 1994-2002: incidence, mortality, treatment and survival.

By National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI)


Over 21,000 Irish people will develop cancer\ud this year and 7,800 will die of the disease Cancer numbers are increasing by about\ud 1 .5 % every year, mainly due to growth in\ud our population\ud Breast cancer has overtaken both lung and\ud colorectal cancer to become the second\ud commonest cancer in Ireland\ud (after non-melanoma skin cancer).\ud The numbers of prostate cancers now exceed\ud those of lung cancer.\ud Deaths from cancer are neither increasing or\ud decreasing significantly\ud Cancer causes one-quarter of all deaths in\ud Ireland and is the largest single cause of\ud death for the Irish population.\ud o Cancer is responsible for more than half of\ud deaths of women aged 30 to 60.\ud In 1999 cancer was responsible for over\ud 100,000 years of life lost to the Irish\ud population. Lung cancer accounted for\ud 18,000 years and colorectal (bowel) and\ud breast cancer for 12,000 years each.\ud These three cancers were responsible for\ud almost half of all years of life lost due to\ud cancer.\ud Patients with cancer accounted for over\ud 300,000 days' stay in hospital (just under\ud 10% of the total) in 199

Publisher: National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI)
Year: 2003
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