Cancers: a major cause of death worldwide
leading cause of death
in the world.
new cases per year.
Focus on the 4 main cancers2
1st most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world and 1st cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women.
2.1 million of new cases and1.8 million deaths (18.4%) in 2018.
Most common cancer for women, 2nd most common cancer overall, 5th most fatal cancer.
2.1 million new cases and 626 679 deaths (6.6%) in 2018.
3rd most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world and 2nd most fatal cancer.
1.8 million new cases and 880 792 (9.2%) in 2018.
4th most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world and the 8th most fatal cancer.
1.3 million new cases and 358 989 (3,8%) in 2018.