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 2012 and 2014 GLOBOCAN statistics.[1] It excludes non-melanoma skin cancer.

Rank Country Cancer
rate
1  Denmark 338.1
2  France 324.6
3  Australia 323.0
4  Belgium 321.1
5  Norway 318.3
6  United States 318.0
7  Ireland 307.9
8  South Korea 307.8
9  Netherlands 304.8
10 France New Caledonia 297.9
11  Slovenia 296.3
12  Canada 295.7
13  New Zealand 295.0
14  Czech Republic 293.8
15   Switzerland 287.0
16  Hungary 285.4
17  Iceland 284.3
18  Germany 283.8
19  Israel 283.2
20  Luxembourg 280.3
21  Italy 278.6
22  Slovakia 276.9
23  United Kingdom 272.9
24  Sweden 270.0
25  Serbia 269.7
26  Croatia 266.9
27  Barbados 263.1
28  Armenia 257.0
29  Finland 256.8
30 France French Polynesia 255.0
31  Austria 254.1
32  Lithuania 251.9
33  Uruguay 251.0
34  Spain 249.0
35  Latvia 246.8
36  Portugal 246.2
37 France Martinique 245.0
38  Malta 242.9
39  Estonia 242.8
40  Macedonia 239.3
41  Montenegro 238.3
42  Kazakhstan 236.5
43  Bulgaria 234.8
44  Poland 229.6
45  Romania 224.2
46  Belarus 218.7
47  Cuba 218.0
48  Japan 217.1
49  Argentina 216.7
50  Puerto Rico 211.1
51  Turkey 205.1
52  Chile 175.7
53  Greece 163.0
54  Mexico 131.5

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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Other statistics[edit]

  • According to the American National Cancer Institute, the statistics for the USA was 454.8 from a 2016 estimation based on the 2008-2012 cases diagnosed.[3] Latest total new cases for 2018 are 1,735,350 which, in a US population of ca. 327 million, gives a steady increase to a new rate of 530.7 per 100,000.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cancer frequency". WCRF.
  2. ^ "WHO Database". dep.iarc.fr. IARC.
  3. ^ "Cancer Statistics". cancer.gov. National Cancer Institute. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  4. ^ "Cancer Statistics" (PDF). cancer.gov. National Cancer Institute. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
  5. ^ "Cancer Statistics". vermecology.wordpress.com. VermEcology. Retrieved 2018-06-28.

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