Over 7,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Malaga province in 2017

  • This was a slight increase on 2016

The incidence of cancer is still increasing, and so is the cure. Last year 7,406 new cases were diagnosed in Malaga province, which was slightly higher than the 7,334 diagnosed in 2016.

These figures are from the Observatory of Cancer in Spain, which was presented by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) earlier this week. In Malaga there are 455 cases of cancer per 100,000 inhabitants, which is below the Spanish average of 491.

Of the 7,406 cases diagnosed in the province last year, 4,478 were men and 2,928 women. Nationally, 228,482 new cases of tumors were diagnosed (not including non-melanoma skin cancer), of which 137,234 were in men and 91,248 in women.

In both sexes, the most common cancer among the Spanish population was colorectal (15 per cent of the total), prostate (13 per cent), lung (12 per cent) and breast (11 per cent).

In Malaga province last year there were 1,092 colo-rectal tumors, 983 prostate, 935 lung, 878 breast and 468 bladder. These five were the most common.