Cancer death rate for males worldwide by type of cancer in 2018

Lung cancer was the cancer type with the highest rate of death among males worldwide in 2018. In that year there were around 27.1 deaths from lung cancer among males per 100,000 population. The death rate for all cancers among males is 122.7 per 100,000 population.

Rate of cancer deaths among males worldwide in 2018, by type of cancer

Rate of death per 100,000 population
Lung 27.1
Liver 12.7
Stomach 11.7
Colorectum 10.8
Prostate 7.6
Oesophagus 8.3
Pancreas 5.1
Leukaemia 4.2
Bladder 3.2
Non-Hodgkinlymphoma 3.3
Brain,centralnervoussystem 3.2
Lip,oralcavity 2.8
Kidney 2.6
Larynx 1.9
Gallbladder 1.6
Multiplemyeloma 1.3
Nasopharynx 1.3
Oropharynx 0.99
Melanomaofskin 0.78
Hypopharynx 0.69
Mesothelioma 0.4
Hodgkinlymphoma 0.37
Thyroid 0.35
Penis 0.35
Salivaryglands 0.31
Kaposisarcoma 0.32
Testis 0.23
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period


Age group

all ages

Supplementary notes

Release date represnts the date figures were accessed. Rates are age-standardized.

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