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Breast cancer incidence, mortality, treatment and survival in Ireland 1994-2009
National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI), The
This report describes incidence, mortality, treatment and survival for breast cancer in Ireland for the period 1994-2009, with international comparisons. It shows that: Breast cancer was, after non-melanoma skin cancer, the commonest cancer diagnosed in women in 2007-2009 An annual average of 2,800 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2008 and 2009 Breast cancer was the second leading cause of cancer death in women (second only to lung cancer) during the period 2007-2009, and accounted for 16% of female cancer deaths. Ireland had the fourth highest estimated breast cancer incidence and mortality of 27 European countries in 2008 Half of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007-2009 were aged between 45 and 64 years Survival for women with breast cancer in Ireland was the fourth lowest of 20 European countries for the period 2000-2002 The proportion of women who received chemotherapy increased from 36% during 1996-1998 to 50% during 1999-2008
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Type: Report
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Lenus
Publisher(s): National Cancer Registry Ireland
First Indexed: 2014-04-03 06:38:23 Last Updated: 2017-05-12 05:57:33