Cancer: The Island’s deadliest enemy
Monday 5th March 2012, 3:00PM GMT.
LEVELS of some of the deadliest forms of cancer are higher in Jersey than almost anywhere else in Britain.
Today – as part of a three-day series on the disease – the JEP can reveal that rates for almost all of the top-ten most common forms of cancer are higher than the average in the UK. Rates for the deadliest form of skin cancer – malignant melanoma – are the highest in Britain.
And levels of lung and head and neck cancers, which have a very low survival rate, are among the highest in the British Isles and similar to those seen in the deprived areas of northern England.
• See today’s Jersey Evening Post for full story