List of countries by cancer rate

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This is a list of countries by cancer rate, as measured variously by the number of new cancer cases (frequency), or death rate (mortality), per 100,000 population among countries (and dependencies).

Cancer frequency[edit]

This is a list of countries by cancer frequency, as measured by the number of new cancer cases per 100,000 population among countries, based on the 2018 GLOBOCAN statistics and including all cancer types (some earlier statistics excluded non-melanoma skin cancer). The numbers are age standardized and data is only available for 50 countries and territories, the majority in Europe, North America and Oceania. In some cases, there are significant differences between the sexes; for example, while Canada is 11th highest overall, it is 21st in men and 5th in women.[1]

Rank Country Cancer
rate
1  Australia 468.0
2  New Zealand 438.1
3  Ireland 373.7
4  Hungary 368.1
5  United States 352.2
6  Belgium 345.8
7  France 344.1
8  Denmark 340.4
9  Norway 337.8
10  Netherlands 334.1
11  Canada 334.0
12  France (New Caledonia) 324.2
13  United Kingdom 319.2
14  South Korea 313.5
15  Germany 313.1
16   Switzerland 311.0
17  Luxembourg 309.3
18  Serbia 307.9
19  Slovenia 304.9
20  Latvia 302.2
21  Slovakia 297.5
22  Czech Republic 296.7
23  Sweden 294.7
24  Italy 290.6
25  Croatia 287.2
26  Lithuania 285.8
27  Estonia 283.3
28  Greece 279.8
29  Spain 272.3
30  Finland 266.2
31  Uruguay 263.4
32  Belarus 260.7
33  Portugal 259.5
34  Iceland 257.8
35  France (Guadeloupe) 254.6
36  United States (Puerto Rico) 254.5
37  Moldova 254.3
38  Poland 253.8
39  Cyprus 250.8
40  France (Martinique) 250.8
41  Malta 249.4
42  Singapore 248.9
43  Japan 248.0
44  Austria 247.7
45  Barbados 247.5
46  France (French Guiana) 247.0
47  Bulgaria 242.8
48  Lebanon 242.8
49  France (French Polynesia) 240.6
50  Israel 233.6

Cancer deaths[edit]

There are databases for "cancer mortality", including WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer.[2] The 2014 IARC statistics include 172 countries.

Rank Country Cancer
rate
1  Armenia 229.84
2  Zimbabwe 209.92
3  Hungary 194.50
4  Mongolia 181.43
5  Serbia 180.02
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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cancer frequency". WCRF. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  2. ^ "WHO Database". dep.iarc.fr. IARC.

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