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Facts and Figures: Cancer

Facts and Figures: Cancer

作者:老椅账  时间:2019-03-02 10:20:10  人气:

By John Pickrell Number of people worldwide living with cancer today: 24.6 million Percentage of global mortality caused by cancer: 12.5% Number of people worldwide killed by cancer in 2002: 6.7 million Most common cancers in developed nations: lung cancer; also prostate, breast and bowel Cancer deaths in the US each day: 1500 Estimated number of new US cases of cancer diagnosed in 2005: 1.4 million Number of new UK cases of cancer diagnosed in 2001: 270,000 Annual financial cost of cancer to US, through medical expenditure and lost productivity: $189 billion Number of people aged over 65 in US who are cancer survivors: 1 in 6 Most prevalent cancers in the developing world: Those triggered by infections; mostly stomach, liver and cervix Proportion of cancers worldwide triggered by infections: 20% Cancers most often cured: breast, prostate, colon and skin – if diagnosed early Proportion of cancer deaths worldwide caused by tobacco, diet and infection: 43% Proportion of cancer deaths worldwide caused by smoking: 30% Relative increase in the number of annual cancer cases expected by 2025, as a result of the world’s ageing population: 50% Sources: World Health Organisation / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US / Cancer Research UK More on these topics: