Facts and figures on specific cancers

What causes the world's most common cancers? How can they be prevented? Where are they most prevalent?
Data on top 20 countries

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 and physical activity

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