HPA apologizes for mistakenly recorded cancer statistics

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/14
By: Lung Pei-ning and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, April 14 (CNA) The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said Tuesday that its 2015041400251cancer statistics have been wrongly recorded since 2010, with the number of people with cancer having since then been mistakenly recorded as the incidence rates of cancer.

According to the rankings of cancer incidence rates for 2012, the 10 most common cancers in Taiwan are breast cancer, followed by colon, liver, lung, prostate, oral, uterine, gastric, thyroid and skin cancer, in that order, according to the new, corrected statistics.

Compared with statistics for 2010 and 2011, the ranking for uterine cancer moved up one place to the seventh-most common cancer in 2012, while cervical cancer dropped from 9th to 11th, and thyroid cancer made the top 10 list for the first time.    [FULL  STORY]

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