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Northern Ireland Cancer Registry

N. Ireland Cancer Registry

Official Statistics


Official Statistics on lung cancers diagnosed in Northern Ireland during 1993-2020 were published on 15th March 2022 at 9:30am. This release provides details of the number of lung cancer cases diagnosed each year along with incidence rates over time and data for a range of geographic areas. Survival trends and prevalence (the number of people alive) is also provided. For completeness data on lung cancer mortality is provided courtesy of the General Register Office for Northern Ireland.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which began in 2020, a further report has been compiled detailing how incidence and survival from lung cancer has changed between 2018-2019 and 2020 thereby providing an overview of the impact of the pandemic on lung cancer patients and cancer services in general. This report is available here:

Previous data on other cancer types diagnosed during 1993-2019 can still be accessed using the following links:    

Official statistics for further cancer types will be published on 26th May 2022.