To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
Read the facts and figures on cancer rates in Ireland, including incidence, survival and mortality.
Data sourced from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) (www.ncri.ie)
The five most common cancers in Ireland are (from most to least common):
The incidence of each of these cancers in 2009 was:
We sourced this data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland.
Cancer is increasingly viewed as a condition from which people survive.
Up to 50% of all cancers are preventable, 30% are preventable through lifestyle changes alone.
Smoking is the single biggest cause of cancer, causing 30% of all cancers.
Freefone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse.
The Helpline is open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm.