Ireland's cancer survival rates among worst in Europe

Ireland's survival rates for common cancers are among the poorest in Europe and the country is faring worse than it has in previous international league tables, according to a major international report published last week.

24th November, 2013

Ireland's survival rates for common cancers are among the poorest in Europe and the country is faring worse than it has in previous international league tables, according to a major international report published last week.

Patients with breast, bowel and cervical cancer fared worse in Ireland than in the vast majority of industrialised nations between 2006 and 2011, with only Poland shown to be worse for cervical cancer and breast cancer.

Denmark, Britain, the Czech Republic and...

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