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# National Cancer Registry

This year
People in Ireland's most deprived areas have higher risk of dying from cancer, report finds
The study also found differences in the types of cancers diagnosed in the most and least deprived areas.
Last year
Number of people living after invasive cancer diagnosis exceeds 200,000 for the first time
It’s equivalent to 1 in 24 of the population and equates to a 50% increase in the number of cancer survivors when compared to a decade ago.
All time
Three out of 10 cancers in Ireland are 'potentially preventable through lifestyle changes'
That’s according to a new report published by the National Cancer Registry.
Irish men at higher risk of getting cancer and dying from it than women
After non melanoma skin cancer, the most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, bowel cancer and lung cancer.
'Urgent action needed' as cancer rates projected to double in Ireland in the next 25 years
That’s according to a new report published today by the National Cancer Registry.
'We are facing into a cancer epidemic': More people are surviving, but diagnoses continue to rise
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men.
Cancer sufferers living in deprived areas 40% more likely to die
Those in less-well-off situations have a 120% higher incidence rate of cervical cancer.
Good news as cancer rates among Irish men start to plateau
There is concern, however, about lung cancer rates among women as they continue to rise.
Lung cancer is killing 34% more Irish women than the EU average
New research also found that more Irish men are dying from melanoma skin cancer.
Rates of breast cancer, invasive cervical cancer and prostate cancer are increasing in Ireland
Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Ireland.
Howlin scales back plans for abolition and merging of State agencies
Though 47 measures will go ahead by the end of this year, almost half of mergers or abolitions have been deferred or postponed.
Can an aspirin a day lower your cancer risk?
It might, but not as much as a previous study suggested.
Cancer cases rise almost 50 per cent since the 1990s
The number of cancer cases has almost doubled since the mid-1990s, with lung cancer on the increase among young women. However survival rates have also improved.