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


National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI)

Subject Keywords: Cancer incidence, Mortality, Treatment, Survival
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Secondary Data Sources - Other
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

The National Cancer Registry of Ireland has reported that lung cancer is now the biggest cause of cancer death in both men and women in Ireland. For the first time, lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in women. A new campaign called “Look after Your Lungs” has recently been launched by the Irish Cancer Society to promote awareness of the disease.

Of the invasive cancers registered, NMSC, colorectal (bowel), lung, breast and prostate together made up over two-thirds of all cases (Figure 1). Excluding NMSC, female breast and prostate cancer alone comprised almost one third of all cancers diagnosed in women and men respectively (Table 2). The next most frequent cancers diagnosed in men and women (after colorectal and lung cancer) were melanoma and lymphoma as well as cancers of the corpus uteri in women and bladder in men.



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Suggested citation:

National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI). (2011) Cancer in Ireland 2011: Annual Report of the National Cancer Registry [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 19th September 2019].


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