In 2006, there were 24 488 incident cases of cancer in Norway, of which 12 903 occurred among men and 11 585 among women.
The four most common forms continue to be cancers of the prostate, female breast, colon and lung, and they are responsible for half of the total cancer burden (12 277 new cases). Prostate cancer is the most frequent cancer in men (3815), followed by colorectal (1686) and lung cancer (1369). With 2673 new cases in 2006, breast cancer is the most frequently-occuring neoplasm in women, colorectal and lung cancer rank second and third, with 1767 and 953 incident cases, respectively.
The report contains cancer incidence data for the year 2006, compiled and published in 2007.
The special issue (part 2) concerns a subject of fundamental concern to a functioning registry, that of data quality