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

Breast cancer was the cancer type with the highest rate of death among females worldwide in 2018. In that year there were around 13 deaths from breast cancer among females per 100,000 population. The death rate for all cancers among females is 83.1 per 100,000 population.

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

Rate of death per 100,000 population
Breast 13
Lung 11.2
Colorectum 7.2
Cervixuteri 6.9
Stomach 5.2
Liver 4.6
Pancreas 3.8
Ovary 3.9
Oesophagus 3
Leukaemia 2.8
Brain,centralnervoussystem 2.3
Non-Hodgkinlymphoma 2
Gallbladder 1.8
Corpusuteri 1.8
Kidney 1.1
Lip,oralcavity 1.2
Bladder 0.87
Multiplemyeloma 0.89
Melanomaofskin 0.5
Thyroid 0.49
Nasopharynx 0.41
Vulva 0.27
Larynx 0.27
Hodgkinlymphoma 0.22
Oropharynx 0.19
Salivaryglands 0.18
Vagina 0.16
Mesothelioma 0.14
Kaposisarcoma 0.16
Hypopharynx 0.12
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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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