Worldwide cancer statistics
Worldwide cancer numbers have been increasing in the last decades.
The most common cancers (with the highest incidence) are breast (which affects almost only women), prostate (which affects only men), lung and colorectal cancers.
Despite their highest incidence, they are not necessarily the deadliest cancers.
Caution must be exercised when interpreting the presented data, given the current shortcomings in the quality and coverage of cancer data, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Breast, prostate and colorectal cancers are the most prevalent worlwide (5 year) due to the combined effect of incidence and survival rates.