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.

Estimated age-standardized incidence and mortality numbers in 2018, worldwide, both sexes, all ages (source IARC).

Breast, prostate and colorectal cancers are the most prevalent worlwide (5 year) due to the combined effect of incidence and survival rates.

Estimated age-standardized incidence and prevalence (5-year) numbers in 2018, worldwide, both sexes, all ages (source IARC).

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