The Israel Cancer Association has published an overview of the cancer database in Israel. Ever since 1999, cancer has topped the list of death causes in Israel, constituting 25% of the cases. Nonetheless, out of 85 countries, Israel’s survival rate is 6th in the world.
The report also overviews the cancer morbidity and mortality rates in different parts of Israel, which have different levels of pollution. Nonetheless, the researchers stress that pollution is not the variable taken into consideration when examining the causes of the disease.
At the top of the chart are Acre and Haifa with a 16% and 15% rate of cancer morbidity, with regards to the national average among men in the years 2001-2006. Women’s morbidity rate in those same years in Haifa was 15%, though in Acre it dropped to 11%.
Hadera stands at 6% morbidity while Ashkelon is at 5% among men. The Tel-Aviv masculine population stands at a rate of 3% compared to the average, and it is similar for a woman.
Jerusalem, Ramla and the Sharon Plain, on the other hand, bear significantly low cancer rates in comparison to the national average; the capital stands 17% away from the average.
The areas which have high death rates as a result of cancer in comparison to the national average are Hadera with 7%, Be’er Sheva with 6%, Safed with 5%, Haifa with 4% and Tel-Aviv with 2%.
The cities with low death rates in comparison to average are Jerusalem, Petah-Tikva, Rehovot and Sharon Plain, with 5% in each city.
Judea and Samaria noted an even lower rate, with a death rate of 15% below the national average.
Compared to the world, Israel’s cancer survival rate is located in the 6th place before Finland, Germany, Norway, the UK, Austria, and additional countries. Above it are Australia, Luxemburg, the US, New Zealand, and Ireland.