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Cancer cases doubled since 1998

Cancer cases in Cyprus have more than doubled since 1998, when records began, and have been growing at a rate of 150 per year, and killing over 5,000 people annually, according to figures revealed on Friday.

The number of new cases each year now stands at 3,000 or more, up from just under 1,600 in 1998. Up until the year 2000, more women than men were diagnosed but since then, the number of men diagnosed has consistently been slightly higher, according to the figures reported by the Cyprus News Agency, ahead of a news conference on Friday by the health minister.

The most common types are breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.

The Cancer Archive showed that in 1998 there were 1,597 new cases (770 men, 827 women).
In 1999 the number of new cases grew to 1,611 (800 men, 811 women). By 2000 the cases had risen to 1, 755 (929 men, 826 women), 2001: 1,909 (980 men, 929 women), 2002: 2,045 (1,070 men, 975 women), 2003: 2,156 (1,114 men, 1,042 women), 2004: 2,376 (1,263 men, 1,113 women), 2005: 2,415 (1,272 men, 1,143 women), 2006: 2,457 (1,302 men, 1,155 women), 2007: 2,718 (1,381 men, 1,337 women), 2008: 2,843 (1,465 men, 1,378 women), 2009: 2,880 (1,520 men, 1,360 women), 2010: 3,073 (1,607 men, 1,466 women) and 2,011: 3,220 (1,647 men , 1,573 women).

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