Cancer in Ireland 2011: Annual report of the National Cancer Registry

Cancer in Ireland 2011
Publication date: 
September, 2011

This annual statistical report for 2011 shows that the number of cancer cases diagnosed each year has risen by almost 50% since the mid 1990's and that over 90,000 people are now alive 15 years after their cancer diagnosis. The report estimates that in 2006, cancer cost 120,000 person-years of life, up from 99,000 in 1996.

An annual average of 29,745 cancer cases was registered during the three year period 2007-2009. This represents an increase of 12% from the annual average over the previous three year period (2004-2006) and is approximately 50% more cancers per year than in the mid 1990’s when data on cancer in Ireland was first collected on a national basis.

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