New statistics just published show that cancer survival rates in Ireland rank among the lowest in the European continent – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

New statistics just published show that cancer survival rates in Ireland rank among the lowest in the European continent




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A new study just published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet shows that statistically speaking, the level of cancer survival rates in Ireland is one of the lowest in Europe.

Figures show that just 56% of women in Ireland survive beyond five years after first being diagnosed with cervical cancer, compared to 73% in Iceland, for example.

Survival rates for people with ovarian, breast and rectal cancer also rank significantly lower than the European average.

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