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Cancer statistics

The latest cancer statistics worldwide based on GLOBOCAN 2012 are presented in the links below. The aim is to show how cancer varies around the worldwide in terms of numbers, rates and types of cancer.

Cancer rates are increasing globally.
Finding out why cancer is preventable is something the WCRF is uniquely placed to do.


Professor Martin Wiseman,
Medical and Scientific Adviser,
World Cancer Research Fund International

General world cancer stats

General world cancer statistics

There were an estimated 14.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2012. The number is expected to rise to 19.3 million by 2025.

Data comparing more and less developed countries

Data comparing more and less developed countries

There were 268 new cases of cancer diagnosed per 100,000 in more developed countries compared with 148 per 100,00 in less developed countries.

Data for cancer frequency by country

Data for cancer frequency by country

The top 50 countries with the highest cancer rate for all cancers excluding non-melanoma skin cancer.

 

Data on specific cancers

Data on specific cancers

The top 20 countries with the highest cancer rates for common cancers worldwide.

Preventability estimates

Preventability estimates

The WCRF/AICR preventability estimates based on the latest information from our Continuous Update Project as well as GLOBOCAN 2012.

 

Data on specific cancers

Cancer facts and figures

The latest cancer facts and figures.

Lifestyle factors

Lifestyle factors

Short articles on different lifestyle factors that are associated with cancer.