Cancer in Ireland 1994-2013: new report by National Cancer Registry

The latest annual report from the National Cancer Registry has been released. Cancer numbers continue to increase, but cancer risk for men may no longer be rising.

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The latest annual report from the National Cancer Registry, Ireland’s main source of cancer information, suggests that, although the total number of cancers continues to rise, mainly due to the ageing of our population, there is some positive news. For men, the risk of developing cancer, which had been rising steadily since at least 1994, may now be plateauing. The risk of lung cancer continues to fall for men, due to a long-term fall in the number of men who are smokers, but is still increasing for women. Click here to download a PDF version of the report.

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