12-month prevalence rates of cancer among males worldwide in 2018, by cancer type

Prostate cancer was the most prevalent cancer type among males in 2018 with around 27.2 men living with this type of cancer per 100,000 population. The 12-month prevalence rate for colorectum cancer among males as of this time was 19.5 per 100,000 population.

Number of prevalent cancer cases among males worldwide in 2018, by type of cancer (per 100,000 population)*

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Release date

July 2019



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all ages

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* Prevalence of cancer in the past year.

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