THE TOTAL of Irish women that die from cancer is 7% more than the European average.
The most recent figures to come from Eurostat show that cancer is responsible for more deaths of Irish women than in the EU.
The average amount of women of other EU countries that die of cancer is 23%, but in Ireland, 30% of women die of cancer.
Fortunately, breast cancer survival rates have improved, claiming fewer lives than ever.
However, lung cancer is the worst culprit of Irish female deaths and cervical cancer remains to claim the most mortalities in Ireland than in the EU.