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Cancer numbers expected to rise by 40% in Jersey by 2037

Credit: Statistics Jersey

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.

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300 more new cancer diagnoses (excluding non-meloanoma skin cancer) predicted in 2037.
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Incidence of all cancers (excluding non-meloanoma skin cancer) is projected to rise by 40% by 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%.

Incidence by Cancer Group Credit: Statistics Jersey

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.