The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2016. Legislation designating the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) as an official producer of statistics came into place 1 April 2012. Website available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/nicr.
The yearly average of incidence for patients diagnosed 2012-2016 is presented as a stable estimate of incidence in Northern Ireland (NI), and in various geographic groups. The release also updates cancer incidence trends and survival statistics 1993-2016.
Key facts and figures are presented below.
Cancer incidence 2012-2016
In the period 2012-2016 in addition to 3,718 cases per year of non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) there were 4,607 male and 4,632 female patients diagnosed with cancer each year during 2012-2016. The most common cancers diagnosed among males between 2012 and 2016 were prostate (24% of all cancer in males), colorectal (14%) and lung (14%) while the most common cancers among women were breast (30% of all cancer in females), lung (13%) and colorectal (11%). Cancer risk is strongly related to age with over 60% of cases occurring in people over the age of 65 and incidence rates greatest for those aged 85-89 years. Excluding
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