New cancer cases among males in Italy 2019, by type of cancer

In 2019, 37,000 males were estimated to be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer in Italy. Pertaining to new diagnosis among males, prostate cancer was the one with the highest incidence, followed by colorectum and lung tumors, with 27,000 and 29,500 new cases forecasted, respectively.  

Most frequently diagnosed cancers among females

Breast cancer was the most common one among females. In 2019, breast cancer accounted for 30 percent of new cancer cases diagnosed among women . Colorectal and lung cancer followed with shares of 12 percent each.  

Cancer mortality rates and clinical trials

The cancer mortality rate has generally decreased over time , even though the decline was more remarkable among men than women. The cancer mortality rate was higher in the macro-region including the south and the islands than in other Italian areas. Sicily was the region with the highest prostate cancer mortality rate , while Piedmont was found to be the region with the   most significant breast cancer mortality rate .  

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Release date

September 2019

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* It includes kidney, pelvis and ureter.
** I t includes tongue, mouth, oropharynx, nasopharynx, hypopharynx, pharynx NAS, larynx.

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