Cancer cases and deaths are rising across Europe in 2022, with Ireland having the second highest incidence of all types of cancer in the European Union in 2022, reports Breaking News.
A new report published by the European Commission estimates that 641.6 people per 100,000 people in the Republic were diagnosed with cancer last year, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer.
With 728.5 cancer cases per 100,000 inhabitants, it is the second-highest cancer incidence among the 27 EU Member States after Denmark.
Bulgaria has the lowest cancer incidence – 422.4 cases.
The cases of cancer in Ireland are estimated to be 12.3 per cent higher than the average rate in the EU.
The report estimates that approximately 26,900 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the Republic in 2022, reports Breaking News.
However, cancer death rates in Ireland are lower than the EU average, reflecting the effectiveness of cancer treatment in the Republic.
The latest figures estimate that in 2022 there will be 260.1 cancer deaths per 100,000 people in Ireland.
Last year, approximately 10,310 people died of cancer in the Republic, reports Breaking News.
In contrast, Irish men have the fifth lowest cancer death rate in the EU at 297.5 per 100,000.
A report published by the EU’s Joint Research Center shows that the number of new cancers in the EU increased by 2.3 per cent last year to 2.74 million compared to 2020.
Over the same period, cancer deaths rose 2.4 per cent to just under 1.3 million, reports Breaking News.
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