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Navarra registers 3,400 new cancer cases per year; January 31, 2019 | society

In the Autonomous Community, lung cancer is the leading cause of premature death (75 years ago) in men and women.

Navarra records about 3,400 new cases of cancer each year in their population, of which 59% in men, with an average age of 68 and 41% in women, with an average of 66 years.

At a press conference, a health adviser to the regional government, Fernando Domínguez, presented this information on the World Day of Cancer Fighting, which marks the 4th of February.

So he made it clear that he was in the Autonomous Community lung cancer This is the first cause of premature death (75 years ago) in men and women, and in 2017, 1,568 people died from cancer in Navarre, of which 61% were males.

He also pointed out that the incidence of cancer in Navarre 341 cases (in men) and 208 (in women) per 100,000 inhabitants, figures similar to those for The Spanish state.

It has also been reported that the number of diagnosed cases of cancer has increased steadily over the last few decades.

"The average number of registered annual cases in the period 2008-2013 by 29% is higher than the one recorded in the period from 1988 to 2002," he added, adding that the increase was greater in women, which is estimated to 31%.

Early detection proved to be a "useful tool"

Behind this increase, which is exposed, are the demographic changes that have occurred with aging populations and risky factors such as exposure to multiple carcinogenic substances, use of tobacco, alcohol, lack of physical activity and obesity.

He pointed out that in men, prostate cancer (20%) is the one with the highest incidence and then colorectal cancer (18%). In women, the most diagnosed breast (28%), in front of the colon and rectum (13%).

However, as noted, reduction of premature mortality from breast cancer in women it has been reduced by half by 54% since the late 1990s.

For its part, the Head of the Department for Epidemiology and Prevention of Health at the Institute for Public Health and Navarre Health (ISLPN), Nieves Ascunce, explained that early detection proved to be a "useful tool" for controlling some types of cancer.

He pointed out that from 2018 until 2019 Early detection of breast and colon cancer in the first case 116,000 women and 439 young people with risk history, and in the second case 188,429.

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