Cancer trends and projections

Each year we produce short reports on trends for different cancer types based on the data we collect. These reports describe case numbers, age profile, geographic distribution, international differences in incidence, stage at diagnosis, treatment patterns, and mortality and survival rates. We have also produced projections of future case-numbers for a range of cancer sites.

  • The broad category of head and neck cancer incorporates cancers at 17 separate sub-sites in the mouth, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, middle ear and nasal sinuses. During the period 2010-2012, head and neck cancer accounted for 2.9% of
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This report summarises incidence, treatment, survival and mortality for cancers among Irish children (age 0-14 years). On average, 128 cancers were diagnosed per year during 1994-2011, most frequently leukaemias (40), brain and central nervous...Read more

The latest trends report from the National Cancer Registry describes primary bone cancer incidence, treatment, mortality and survival. Approximately 35 cases are diagnosed per year in Ireland with incidence rates being slightly higher in males...Read more

Cover of cancer projections for Ireland 2015 – 2040

This report of cancer incidence projections shows that the incidence of cancer in Ireland is expected to double by 2040. With the exception of leukemia in males, the number of cancers is projected to increase for all cancer types between 2010 and...Read more

This short report provides information on the incidence of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in Ireland between 1994 and 2011. An average of 660 cases of NHL was diagnosed per year in Ireland between 2007 and 2011. Although NHL comprised just 4% of...Read more

This short report provides information on the incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer in Ireland between 1994 and 2011. An annual average of over 6,300 cases were diagnosed per year, 68% of which were basal cell (BCC) and 30% squamous cell (SCC)...Read more

This short report outlines data on Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Ireland between 1994 and 2011. An average of 101 cases of was diagnosed per year during this period, equating to an incidence rate of 2.5 cases per 100,000 per year. Representing 16% of all...Read more

This report gives an overview of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) in Ireland based on data from 1994-2010. NETs are cancers formed by cells that release hormones in response to signals from the nervous system. They occur at various sites in the body...Read more

This report provides a summary of mesothelioma data from 199-2010. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the thin lining that mainly covers the lungs and abdominal cavity. An average of 24 cases was diagnosed per year in Ireland between 1994 and 2010...Read more

This report outlines data on thyroid cancer gathered for 2006-2010. The thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck around the trachea and beneath the larynx, is part of the endocrine system and is responsible for the production of thyroid...Read more


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