Cancer has now become Spain's biggest killer

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18 August 2005, MADRID — One in three Spanish men and one in five Spanish women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lives, a new report reveals.

18 August 2005

MADRID — One in three Spanish men and one in five Spanish women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lives, a new report reveals.

Each year there are 162,000 new cases but more than half those people will survive for at least five years.

The report said cancer was now the biggest cause of death in Spain.

Lung, breast, prostate, bladder and lymph cancer were the most common forms of the disease.

The report, called Eurocare which analysed treatments for cancer in Europe, found Spain had the fourth highest success rate after France, Austria and Switzerland.

Cancer is the biggest cause of death for men and the second largest in women. Amongst females, the largest age group affected are aged between 20 and 39 years old.

The rise of lung cancer among women is explained by the increase in smoking by younger women.

Spain is just below the European average in terms of cancer cases, with 243 per 100,000 people. The EU average is 250.

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Subject: Spanish news

 

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