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Global cancer statistics for the most common cancers

November 7, 2019
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Find information about world cancer statistics for the foremost common cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) in 2018, the newest year available.

There were an estimated 18 million cancer cases round the world in 2018, of those 9.5 million cases were in men and eight .5 million in women. the foremost common cancers globally are listed within the table below.

With this growing global burden, prevention of cancer is one among the foremost significant public health challenges of the 21st century. Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations work together as an overall way of living healthily to stop cancer through changing dietary patterns, reducing alcohol consumption, increasing physical activity and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight â€“ read our blog here.

As well as action by individuals, achieving healthy patterns of diet and sustained physical activity over the life course requires concerted and integrated action from all sectors of society, including civil society, private sector, and health and other professions. Read more about policy action for cancer prevention here.

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