Radiation Oncology/Epidemiology/Worldwide

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Resources for statistics[edit]

  • Global Cancer Statistics - published in Ca Cancer J Clin
  • Global Cancer Facts & Figures - American Cancer Society

Summary[edit]

  • In 2002, there were estimated to be 10.9 million new cases of cancer, 6.7 million deaths, and 24.6 million persons living with cancer.

Incidence[edit]

  • 1st - Lung - 1.35 million (in 2002)
  • 2nd - Breast - 1.15 million (in 2002)
  • 3rd - Colon and rectum - 1.02 million cases (in 2002)
  • 4th - Stomach - 934,000 cases (in 2002)
  • 5th - Liver - 626,000 (in 2002)
  • 9th - Bladder - 357,000 (in 2002)

Incidence - Women[edit]

  • 1st - Breast - 1.15 million (in 2002)
  • 2nd - Cervix

Deaths[edit]

  • 1st - Lung - 1.18 million (in 2002)
  • 2nd - Stomach - 700,000 (in 2002)
  • 3rd - Liver - 598,000 (in 2002)
  • 4th - Colon and rectum - 529,000 (in 2002)
  • 5th - Breast - 411,000 (in 2002)
  • -?- - Bladder - 145,000 (in 2002)

Deaths - Women[edit]

  • 1st - Breast - 411,000 (in 2002)
  • 2nd - Cervix