Global Cancer Statistics says 9.6 million people will die of cancer in 2018

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Global Cancer Statistics

Global Cancer Statistics 2018 released on Wednesday by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says 9.6 million people will die of cancer in 2018.

The global cancer statistics by IARC which is part of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said the number of people around the world, who have cancer is growing rapidly, with 18.1 million new cases.

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The top three cancers in terms of incidence are lung, breast, and colorectal cancers and are ranked within the top five in terms of mortality, the report warned.

This implies that, one in five men and one in six women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in eight men and one in 11 women die from the disease.

Worldwide, the total number of people, who are alive within five years of a cancer diagnosis, called the five-year prevalence, is estimated to be 43.8 million.

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Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, accounting for 14.5 per cent of the total cases in men and 8.4 per cent in women, and the leading cause of cancer death in men.

It’s also the leading cause of cancer death in women in 28 countries, with the highest incidence rates in women seen in North America, Northern and Western Europe, China, and Australia and New Zealand.

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