Donegal records highest levels of certain cancers

The National Cancer Registry has published its first 'atlas of cancer' in Ireland  this morning which shows that Donegal has some of the highest rates of certain cancers in the country.

The atlas provides detailed geographical information on the distribution of common cancers over a ten year period.

Donegal has some of the highests rates of Prostate, Stomach and Bladder Cancer, Melanoma of the skin and head and neck cancer.

Director of the NCR Dr Harry Comber says diet and lifestyle have a lot to do with the reports findings:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/harr10.mp3[/podcast]