Over 32,000 new cases of cancer in Norway in 2015

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Last year, 32,592 Norwegians were diagnosed for cancer, according to new figures from the Cancer Registry.

There are about 1,000 more cancer cases than in 2014, where there were registered 31,651 new cases. The increase is relatively equally divided between men and women.

Every year, there were a number of Norwegians who have been diagnosed with cancer. The increase is mainly due to the increase in population and the population’s age and not because of an increased risk of getting cancer. This was disclosed by the Cancer Registry that presented the statistics for 2015 on Thursday.

The most common types of cancer affecting women are breast, colon and lung cancer.
Among men, the most common types of cancer are prostate, lung and colon cancer.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today