In the autonomous community, lung cancer is the main cause of premature death (75 years ago) in both men and women.
Navarra records about 3400 new cases of cancer each year, including 59% of men with an average age of 68 years and 41% of women with 66 years of age on average.
At a press conference, a regional health adviser, Fernando Domínguez, presented these data on the occasion of the World Cancer Day, which is commemorated on 4 February.
He specified that in the autonomous community lung cancer This is the first cause of premature death (75 years ago) in both men and women, and 1,576 people died in Navarre in 2017, of which 61% were men.
He also pointed out that the incidence of cancer in Navarre is 341 cases (for men) and 208 (for women) per 100 000 population, numbers similar to those The Spanish State,
He also reported that in recent decades, the number of diagnosed cases of cancer "is constantly increasing."
"The average number of annual cases recorded in the 2008-2013 period is 29% higher than in 1988 to 2002," he added, adding that this increase was higher for women, estimated at 31%.
Early detection has proven to be a "useful tool"
This rise is subject to demographic changes that have occurred in aging populations and risk factors such as exposure to multiple carcinogens, tobacco use, alcohol, lack of exercise and obesity,
He pointed out that in men, prostate cancer (20%) is the most common case of prostate cancer followed by colorectal cancer (18%). In the case of women, breasts (28%), colon and rectum (13%) are most diagnosed.
However, as noted, decrease in premature mortality from breast cancer in women it has been halved since the mid-1990s by 54%.
Head of the Department for Epidemiology and Health Prevention of the Institute of Public Health and Labor of Navarre (ISLPN), Nieves Ascunce, explained that early detection has proven to be a "useful tool" for controlling some types of cancer.
He pointed out that between 2018 and 2019 he is supposed to be in 2008 Early detection of breast cancer and colorectal cancer in the first case, there are 116,000 women and 439 young people with a risky history, and in the latter case 188 429 people.