Baseline/Ngohang

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Cancer summary

The age-standardised rate for all cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) for men and women combined was 182 per 100,000 in 2012. The countries in the top ten come from Europe, Oceania, Northern America and Asia.

Rank Country Age-Standardised Rate per 100,000 (World)
1 Denmark 338.1
2 France (metropolitan) 324.6
3 Australia 323.0
4 Belgium 321.1
5 Norway 318.3
6 United States of America 318.0
7 Ireland 307.9
8 Korea, Republic of 307.8
9 The Netherlands 304.8
10 New Caledonia 297.9
11 Slovenia 296.3
12 Canada 295.7
13 New Zealand 295.0
14 Czech Republic 293.8
15 Switzerland 287.0
16 Hungary 285.4
17 Iceland 284.3
18 Germany 283.8
19 Israel 283.2
20 Luxembourg 280.3

[1] Data for cancer frequency by country

Iceland

Iceland ranked No.17 in the age-standardised rate table with 284.3 per 100,000 in 2012.
  • Average annual number of new cancer cases in the period 2010 - 2014: 746 males and 704 females.
  • Prevalence (all cancer) December 31st 2014: 12,741 individuals (5,666 males and 7,075 females).
  • Over 50% of cancers are diagnosed after the age of 65 years.
  • Approximately one in three Icelanders can expect to be diagnosed with cancer during his or her lifetime.
  • Cancer causes 28% of all deaths in Iceland.
  • Five year relative survival for all cancer has more then doubled since the year 1955.
Annual number of cases - cancers with the highest incidence 2010 - 2014

Males

205 | Prostate

76 | Lung

62 | Urinary tract

54 | Colon

52 | Carcinoma of the skin

33 | Kidney

25 | Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

23 | Rectum

19 | Brain and central nervous system

18 | Pancreas

Females

202 | Breast

92 | Lung

48 | Colon

47 | Carcinoma of the skin

28 | Uterus

24 | Melanoma of the skin

22 | Thyroid gland

21 | Non-Hodgkins lymphoma

20 | Kidney

20 | Brain and central nervous system

[2]

All Cancers

Years of diagnosis | 2010 - 2014

Males Females
Average annual number of new cases 746 704
Proportion of all cancers 100% 100%
Average age at diagnosis 67 year 64 year
Average annual number of deaths 293 261
Prevalence december 31st 2014 5,666 7,075

Ireland

Links given by others

Edouard: mammographies. http://data.epidemium.cc/dataset/breast-screening-service
  1. [1] Data for cancer frequency by country
  2. http://www.cancerregistry.is/[2]