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National cancer strategy 2017-2026.


Department of Health (RoI)

Subject Keywords: Cancer prevention, Treatment
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Policy
Policies, Strategies & Action plans
Type: Strategy
Region: Republic of Ireland

Cancer prevention will be a cornerstone of this Cancer Strategy as it offers the most cost-effective, long-term approach for cancer control. The proportion of cancer incidence attributable to modifiable lifestyle and environmental factors is estimated to be in the 30% to 40% range. Of these risk factors, smoking has by far the biggest impact and, in implementing this Strategy, we will work towards the goal of making Ireland tobacco-free by 2025. We also need to increase our efforts to reduce the number of avoidable cancers through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, in areas such as improved diet, more exercise and reduced alcohol intake. Prevention measures will be integrated with the overall health and wellbeing initiatives under the Healthy Ireland programme.





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Suggested citation:

Department of Health (RoI). (2017) National cancer strategy 2017-2026. [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 28th February 2020].


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