Global Index:

Mortality:  9.6 million deaths in 2018.

Incidence: 18.1 million new cases.

 Top 5 cancers according to incidence:

Lung (2.09 million cases)

Breast (2.09 million cases)

Colorectal (1.80 million cases)

Prostate (1.28 million cases)

Skin cancer (non-melanoma) (1.04 million cases)

Top 5 cancers according to mortality:

Lung (1.76 million deaths)

Colorectal (862 000 deaths)

Stomach (783 000 deaths)

Liver (782 000 deaths)

Breast (627 000 deaths)

Important Facts:

  • Cancer has become the second leading cause of mortality
  •  Every 1 in 6 deaths has been attributed  to cancer

*All data source: Globocan 2018.