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Cancer: Global Killer

Executive Healthcare Management ЕНM CANCER CRa ihr Executive Healthcare The disease accounts for 7.4 million deaths worldwide. It's the leading cause of death worldwide, causing around 13% of all deaths worldwide. Leading types and their mortality rate each year LUNG 1.3 million STOMACH 803,000 LIVER 610,000 COLORECTAL BREAST 639,000 519,000 The most frequent types cancer worldwide MEN WOMEN Mortality rate Mortality rate LUNG 31% OESOPHAGUS LUNG 26% LUNG BREAST LUNG PROSTATE 10% BREAST 15% STOMACH STOMACH COLORECTAL CERVICAL COLORECTAL 8% LIVER COLORECTAL 9% PANCREATIC 6% PROSTATE PANCREATIC 6% LIVER 4% •• OVARIAN 6% There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected. In the developed world 1 in 3 people will develop cancer during their lifetimes 1 in 9 people have a risk of developing cancer again if they survived the first 2 in 9 people have an increased risk of developing a second primary cancer 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries. More than 30% of cancer could be prevented, mainly by not smoking tobacco, having a healthy diet, being physically active and preventing infections that may cause cancer. Third of cancers could be cured if detected early and treated adequately. Source: WHO |

Cancer: Global Killer

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Cancer is by most measures the leading cause of death in the world. Learn more about the basic stats and figures of cancer.




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