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About Local Cancer Intelligence and understanding Northern Ireland’s cancer population

People living with cancer have different needs, which are changing and becoming more complex.

We know we have an ageing population, more people being diagnosed with cancer, and improved survival rates, which all mean the situation in Northern Ireland is changing.

Local Cancer Intelligence helps you understand the changing cancer population within specific geographical areas of Northern Ireland.

We hope it will help you understand the cancer experiences in your local area and allow you to make informed decisions.

We have shown the changing cancer picture by giving you headline information on numbers, needs and experiences. This includes:

• prevalence
• incidence
• mortality
• survival
• patient experience
• stage at diagnosis
• survival by stage.

Macmillan Northern Ireland

Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than your health – it can also affect your family, your job, even your ability to pay the bills.

And, after over 100 years of helping people through cancer, we get what’s most important: that you’re treated as a person, not just a patient.

It’s why we’ll take the time to understand you and all that matters to you, so we can help you get the support you need to take care of your health, protect your personal relationships and deal with money and work worries.

We’re here to help you find your best way through from the moment of diagnosis, so you’re able to live life as fully as you can.

Collaboration partners'

Local Cancer Intelligence is a collaboration between Macmillan Cancer Support and the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR).

N. Ireland Cancer Registry logo

The data for this tool has been sourced by Macmillan from the N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR). The N. Ireland Cancer Registry is located in Queen’s University Belfast and is funded by the Public Health Agency, combining the best data and insights from these sources and Macmillan.

Read about recent work and further information on the partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and NICR.

Additional Macmillan sources

Rich Pictures

Macmillan has created a series of 20 rich pictures on the different groups within the two and a half million people living with cancer. They each summarise the numbers, needs and experiences of these different groups of people.