Number Of Cancer Survivors Surpasses 200,000 For The First Time

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That figure is the equivalent to 1 in 24 of the population.

For the first time in Ireland the number of patients living after an invasive cancer diagnosis has exceeded the 200,000 mark.

The figure equates to a more than a 50% increase in the numbers of cancer survivors compared with a decade ago.

The figures are contained in the National Cancer Registry's 2022 Annual Statistical Report which also indicated the Covid pandemic resulted in a 10 percent reduction in cancer diagnoses based on all cancers.

Manager at LARCC in Multyfarnham, Bernie McHugh, says while it's positive news, people are still dying:

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