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Malta lost 960 people to cancer in 2019

 - Health & Fitness - Nov 19
Malta lost 960 people to cancer in 2019

Around 80 people die per month due to cancer in Malta. In 2019, up to 960 people died of the disease on the island. Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne revealed this somber news in parliament as a response to a parliamentary question by PN MP Hermann Schiavone. 

The most common cancer in men which lead to the loss of life was lung cancer. For women, the deadliest form of cancer was breast cancer. Compared to the amount of people who died of cancer from the year 2006, 2019 proved to be the deadliest in terms of cancer loss. The second worst year was 2015, with 936 deaths registered. 

Last Tuesday, the Health Ministry announced that the treatment Pembrolizumab, used to treat TNBC breast cancer, is currently in the process of being included in the Government’s formulary and thus be administered freely. 

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