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Worldwide cancer statistics

The world’s most common cancers

The most common cancer worldwide is lung cancer. We rank the global incidence of 27 cancers.
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Analysing research on cancer prevention and survival

Analysing research on cancer prevention and survival

Our analysis of global research shows about a third of the most common cancers can be prevented through diet, weight & physical activity.

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Data by cancer type

Facts & figures on specific cancers

What causes the world’s most common cancers, how can they be prevented and where are they most prevalent?