Incidence of cancer on the rise in Northern Ireland

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ News Pinterest Incidence of cancer on the rise in Northern Ireland WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The incidence of cancer is on the rise in the North according to a report published by The Northern Ireland Cancer Registry. Despite the increase, the report also shows a rise in cancer survival rates since 1993.From 1993-2012 cases of female-breast cancer increased by 1.1% per year, male-malignant melanomas rose by 2.7% and female-melanoma by 1.9%. Cases of lung cancer in women increased by 0.7% while male lung cancer decreased by 1.2%.From 2003-2009, rates of prostate cancer also increased by 2% each year.Compared with the previous years, the period from 2001-2005 saw a marked increase in the survival rates of cancer patients, with breast cancer at 81.8% for that period. These figures are again expected rise from 2006 onwards.The report which was published today comes as campaigners continue to press for a 2016 opening date for the proposed north west radiotherapy centre at Altnagalvin hospital. Currently patients in the North-West have to travel to either Belfast or Galway in order to receive treatment.center_img By News Highland – June 12, 2012 Previous articleThree PSNI officers disciplined in Derry for arresting couple on wedding dayNext articleRallying – Donegal International Rally Preview Pt2 News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img

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