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Interactive map shows cancer burden on CEE

By Nick Taylor , 07-Jul-2011

Central and Eastern Europeans face, with some exceptions, a higher cancer mortality risk than their western European counterparts.

As the map below shows, residents of several countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) face a much higher cumulative cancer risks than those in the west. For example, the cumulative lung cancer risk in Hungary is 5.53, compared to 1.92 in Portugal.

The map below can be filtered to show the cumulative risk of different cancer sites using the drop down menu. To see the cumulative risk for a particular point hover the cursor over, or click on, a geographic marker.

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