14 DECEMBER 2017

Malignant neoplasms, 2015

Data for 2015 incidence of malignant neoplasms is published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database and also figures for 2000-2014 are renewed.

In 2015, the total number of new diagnosis of malignant neoplasms was 8662. Malignant neoplasm of prostate accounted for the largest share among men, followed by malignant neoplasm of lung. Among women, malignant neoplasms of skin (other than melanoma) and breast are the most frequent.

Over 60% of malignant neoplasms new cases were diagnosed among people who were 65 years and older.