Cancer death rate worldwide by type of cancer in 2018

Lung cancer had the highest rate of death among all cancer types worldwide in 2018. In that year there were around 18.6 deaths from lung cancer per 100,000 population. The death rate for all cancers is 101.1 per 100,000 population.
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Rate of cancer deaths worldwide in 2018, by type of cancer
(per 100,000 population)
Rate of death per 100,000 population
Lung 18.6
Breast 13
Colorectum 8.9
Liver 8.5
Stomach 8.2
Prostate 7.6
Cervixuteri 6.9
Oesophagus 5.5
Pancreas 4.4
Ovary 3.9
Leukaemia 3.5
Brain,centralnervoussystem 2.8
Non-Hodgkinlymphoma 2.6
Lip,oralcavity 2
Bladder 1.9
Kidney 1.8
Corpusuteri 1.8
Gallbladder 1.7
Multiplemyeloma 1.1
Larynx 1
Nasopharynx 0.84
Melanomaofskin 0.63
Oropharynx 0.57
Thyroid 0.42
Hypopharynx 0.39
Penis 0.35
Hodgkinlymphoma 0.3
Vulva 0.27
Mesothelioma 0.26
Kaposisarcoma 0.24
Salivaryglands 0.24
Testis 0.23
Vagina 0.16
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