A new worrying report has found that Cumbria has the highest incidence rates of certain types of cancer in the northwest.
According to data collected by the North West Cancer Research charity, the county occupies 11% more in cases of key cancer than the national average.
As part of the study, analysts evaluated the impact of 25 key cancers in the northwest and 37 cancers in Wales.
Of the cancers included in the project, the Northwest indexed in excess of 14 cancers, highlighting the strong contrasts between national and regional images and demonstrating how those living in the region were at greater risk of developing the disease.
The three main cancers in northwestern England were liver, lung, trachea, bronchi and esophagus.
In Cumbria, cervical cancer rates are 35% higher than the rest of the country, while colorectal cancer is 27% more common in the region compared to the national average.
Among the data collected, head and neck cancers were 21 percent more common in Cumbria, while the county also had the highest breast cancer rates in the region, nine percent higher than the national and regional average .
Throughout the northwest, bladder cancer was recorded as an area of concern, with North Wales at an 18% higher rate than the national average and communities across the northwest of England showing a 13% higher rate.
However, in the northwest of England, the incidence rates of cancers such as pancreas, prostate and uterus, as well as Hodgkin lymphoma, were lower than the national average.
Graham Dring, president of Cumbria and Lancashire Asbestos Support Advisory Group, said: “Barrow has had a higher incidence of lung cancer than other parts of the United Kingdom, mainly due to asbestos exposure in shipyards.
Radiation exposure for Sellafields workers in the county may also have contributed. ”
North West Cancer Research is committed to breaking existing cancer patterns in the region and addressing inequalities through life-saving vital research.
“Our priority has always been to focus on what our region needs when it comes to fighting cancer and this data study validates our cause, highlighting a strong, somewhat alarming pattern, in incidence rates,” said the CEO of the organization Alastair Richards.
“There are clear differences in the number of people receiving a diagnosis of certain types of cancer compared to national averages and we are very passionate about changing this through research projects and awareness campaigns.”
“We firmly believe that a person’s chances of developing cancer should have little or nothing to do with where they live, therefore, we are committed to breaking such patterns in the northwest.”
North West Cancer Research is calling on people living throughout the region to help defend their cause and lend their support to help fund vital research projects, including those that specifically address local needs.
“In the past 20 years, we have invested more than £ 40 million in research projects that address the cause, improve care and find the cure for cancer,” said Mr. Richards.
“Our recent data analysis has cemented the reasoning of our struggle to break cancer patterns in our region and we are confident that, together with the support of those who live here and our new look, we can create a cancer-free future.” . ”