Latest trends on non-melanoma skin cancer published by the National Cancer Registry

The latest trends report, published today by the National Cancer Registry, shows that an annual average of over 6,300 cases of non-melanoma skin cancer were diagnosed in Ireland between 1994 and 2011; 68% of which were basal cell (BCC) and 30% squamous cell (SCC) carcinomas.

Despite the large number of cases diagnosed per year, since 1994, fewer than 50 people per year on average have died from this cancer.

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