Stomach cancer

Data on specific cancers

This section presents the top 20 countries with the highest age-standardised rates for the nine most common cancers worldwide and other selected common cancers.

See below for more information about the common cancers and how they are linked to diet, physical activity and weight.

Lung cancer

Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cancer, with 1.8 million new cases diagnosed in 2012

Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer, with 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer, with 1.4 million new cases diagnosed in 2012

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the fourth most common cancer, with 1.1 million new cases diagnosed in 2012

Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is the fifth most common cancer, with 952,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Liver cancer

Liver cancer

Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer, with 782,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is the seventh most common cancer, with 528,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Body diagram showing the oesophagus

Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer, with 456,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is the ninth most common cancer, with 430,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most common cancer, with 338,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is the joint 12th most common cancer, with 338,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is the 14th most common cancer, with 320,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women worldwide, with 239,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012

Gallbladder cancer

Gallbladder cancer is the 20th most common cancer, with an estimated 178,100 new cases diagnosed in 2012