The Country Cancer Profiles aim to identify inequalities in cancer prevention and care for each EU Member State, Norway and Iceland.
They shed light on key achievements, challenges and disparities within each country and compared to the EU as a whole. This can support policymakers and help guide investment and interventions at regional, national and EU level under Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death, accounting for 26% of all deaths.
Cancer mortality is almost 75% higher among men in the EU.
Smoking is 50% higher among people from lower income groups.
Participation in cervical cancer screening varies almost two-fold by education level.
In 2018, EU countries spent in total 199 billion euros on cancer care.
Cancer screening dropped in most EU countries in 2020 compared to 2019 due to Covid-19.
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