Cancer incidents and deaths on the increase in Crete
A study by the centre for monitoring and recording cancer incidents found that there is a worrying increase in the number of cancer cases in Crete. The number of cancer deaths has also increased in the study period, between 1992 and 2013.
According to the researchers, B Georgoula, H Lioni and D Mavroudi new cases in Crete increased from 448.7 to 574.2/100,000 /year for men, while the number of new cancers in women increased from 408.2 to 514.1 /100,000 year.
There was a corresponding increase in the number of deaths. For men the numbers of cancer related deaths increased from 189.2 /100,000/ year in 1992 to 201.5 /100,000 /year in 2013.
For women the numbers of dearths during the same period rose from 98 to 124.6/ 100,000.
The greatest numbers of new cancer cases were recorded in the municipalities of Heraklion, Hersonisos, Rethymnon and Chania.