Colorectal Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Treatment and Survival in Ireland: 1994-2010.

A report just published by the National Cancer Registry gives a comprehensive description of incidence, mortality, treatment and survival for colorectal cancer in Ireland from 1994 to 2010. Colorectal cancer made up 11% of all cancers in women and 14% in men in 2007-2009,  making it the second most common cancer in both sexes. It was the third leading cause of cancer death in women and the second in men. Between 1994 and 2010, the number of colorectal cancer cases increased by 2.1% annually. Survival was in line with the European average and improved significantly between 1994-1998 and 2004-2008.

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