Facts about lung cancer in Ireland
Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting both men and women in Ireland.
About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.
In recent years cases of lung cancer have been declining among men but the disease is increasing among women.
The majority of people who get lung cancer are over the age of 50. Nine out of every ten lung cancer cases are due to smoking.
About one in ten people who get lung cancer have never smoked - exposure to certain substances such as radon gas and asbestos increase lung cancer risk.
More people die from lung cancer in Ireland than any other type of cancer.
Lung cancer in Irish women is increasing each year because of smoking. For more information, see our report Women and Smoking: Time to Face the Crisis.
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