The latest report from the National Cancer Registry shows that more than 19,000 invasive cancer cases were diagnosed on average each year in the period 2009-2011, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 3 for men and 1 in 4 for women. There were almost 9,000 deaths from cancer in 2011, making it the second most common cause of death after cardiovascular disease.
The report summarises:
- Current incidence and mortality in young people
- Trends in incidence and mortality in young people
- Trends in incidence in Ireland and the UK for 5 common cancers
- Survival in Ireland and how it compares to other European countries
- Publications by the National Cancer Registry in 2013