Cancer numbers in Jersey could rise by 40% in twenty years, according to a report from Statistics Jersey.
The report predicts the future levels of cancer incidence for 2027 and 2037 based on the projected future population.
- Cancer Incidence: the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed within a given time period.
The incidence of all cancers (excluding non-meloanoma skin cancer) is projected to rise from 680 cases per year in 2017 to 980 new cases per year in 2037.
The incidence of non-meloanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer are projected to rise by 50%. Lung cancer is projected to rise by 55% and breast cancer is expected to rise by almost 30%.
The estimates in the report are based upon the assumption that annual net migration will continue at the current level - over 1000 people per year into Jersey.