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The solitude of cancer in Spain


Posted 2019.01.27 08:14:33CET


Accelerated aging in the population is causing more and more patients with cancer to face the illness in a solitude, the number of this population is currently located In 41,753 patients, most of them are women over 75 years of age, according to the new report prepared by the Observatory of the Spanish Association Against Cancer 2019.

Andalusia is the autonomous community in which most cancer patients live alone (6,831), followed by Catalonia (6,353), Madrid (5,064), Valencia (4,602), Castilla y León (2,915), Galicia (2,716), Basque Country ( 2,450), Castilla-La Mancha (1,853), Canary Islands (1,763), Aragon (1,455), Asturias (1,364), Extremadura (1,184), Murcia (1,041), Balearic Islands (817), Cantabria (645), Navarra (505 ), La Rioja (343), Melilla (33) and Ceuta (18). In all regions, and overall, the number of men with cancer who live alone exceeds that of women, except in Aragon, Cantabria and Navarra.

For ages, of the 41,753 patients who live solely in their cancer, 21,058 are over 75 years old, of whom 11,626 are women (9,432 men). Similarly, in Spain 5,844 people with oncological illness between 70 and 74 live alone (3,467 men and 2,377 women); 5,452 with ages between 65 and 69 years (3,575 men and 1,877 women); 3,676 between 60 and 64 years (2,430 men and 1,246 women); and 2,496 with ages between 55 and 59 (1,613 men and 882 women).

At this point, in the report, it has shown that in the news there are 422 people with cancer in Spain aged 15 to 39 who do not live with anybody, of which 237 are women and 185 men The number increases to 569 patients between the ages of 40 and 44 (301 men and 268 women); to 887 among those who are between 45 and 49 years old (488 men and 399 women); and 1,349 among those 50 and 54 (870 men and 479 women).


Regarding the type of cancer usually experienced by patients who live alone, the report from the Observatory of the Spanish Association Against Cancer has shown that the majority is the coleractal (6,941 patients) followed by the prostate tumor (5,081), lung (4,865), breast (4,393), bladder (2,739), stomach (1,711), pancreas (1,484), kidney (1,219), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (1,208) , uterus (1,119), leukemia (1,039) and melanoma (846), among others.

Survival in this five-year population is another parameter analyzed in the report, noting that the current figure stands at 103,714 patients, of whom 18,397 live in Andalusia, 15,808 in Catalonia, 13,098 in Madrid, 11,512 in the Valencian Community, 6,360 in Castile and León, 5,940 in Galicia, 5,194 in the Basque Country, 4,790 in the Canaries, 4,607 in Castilla-La Mancha, 3,394 in Aragon, 2,986 in Asturias, 2,898 in Murcia, 2,879 in Extremadura, 2,184 in the Balearic Islands, 1.491 in Cantabria, 1.220 in Navarra, 802 in La Rioja, 110 in Melilla and 62 in Ceuta.

Regarding survival, it is also greater in women than in men when they are more than 75 years old, as well as between 15 and 49 years old, in the rest of the age groups are the men who live only those who have A survival rate at the five years of diagnosis higher than women in the same situation.

Finally, the Observatory of the Spanish Association Against Cancer has indicated that there are 56,997 patients with a partner over 65 years of age, of whom 9,404 live in Catalonia, 8,607 in Andalusia, 7,520 in Madrid, 6,738 at the Comunidad Valenciana, 3.964 en Galicia, 3.924 en Castilla y León, 2.945 en el País Vasco, 2.699 en Castilla-La Mancha, 1.993 en Aragón, 1.573 en Canarias, 1.555 en Asturias, 1.534 en Murcia, 1.397 en Extremadura, 964 en Baleares, 910 in Navarre, 746 in Cantabria, 457 in La Rioja, 36 in Ceuta and 30 in Melilla.

In the cases of cancer patients and with a partner, most are men, the most frequent tumor is prostate, followed by colorectal, lung, bladder, breast, stomach, pancreas, kidney, liver and leukemia, others

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