Irish Cancer society and sourced from the Central
Statistics Office, Ireland.
Every 3 minutes in Ireland someone gets a cancer diagnosis.
Incidence of cancer is growing with prediction that in the short term 1 in 2 of us will get a
cancer diagnosis in our lifetime.
In Ireland an average of
40,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year.
Most common cancers
The most common cancers diagnosed in Ireland are:
1. Skin cancer
4. Bowel cancer
5. Lung cancer
There are more than 150,000 people living with and beyond cancer today
in Ireland. But survival rates for individual cancers vary hugely.
We now know that 4 out of 10 cancers can be prevented. By not smoking, by eating healthily, by watching our weight and alcohol intake and by exercising we are
taking a big step in lowering our risk of cancer.