Cancer - new cases worldwide by type 2012

Number of new cancer cases worldwide in 2012, by type of cancer*

Cancer - new cases worldwide by type 2012 This statistic displays the estimated number of new cancer cases in 2012, distributed by type of cancer. For both sexes and all ages, the total number of new cancer cases is estimated to stand at approximately 14.1 million. With some 1.8 million new cases, cancer regarding the lung was the leading type of cancer worldwide.
Number of new cancer cases

Cancer can be caused by internal factors like genetics and mutations, as well as external factors such as smoking and radiation. It occurs in the presence of uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. However, many cancer cases could be prevented, for example, by omitting cigarette usage and heavy alcohol consumption. Risk of developing cancer tends to increase with age and is the most common in middle-aged adults or those that are older. Nevertheless, cancer can develop in individuals of any age. Cancer can be treated through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, among other methods. In the United States, total expenses for cancer totaled 81.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2010.

Globally, there was a total of 14.1 million new cancer cases in 2012. Lung cancer and breast cancer was among the most diagnosed in that year, totaling 1.82 million and 1.68 million new cases, respectively. In the United States, there will be an estimated 1.67 million new cancer cases and 585,000 deaths for 2014. Among U.S. men, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer are among the most common new cases in 2014, totaling and estimated 233,000 and 71,830 cases, respectively. In women, breast cancer and lung and bronchus cancer are the most common newly diagnosed cases in the same year, totaling 232,670 cases and 108,210 cases, respectively.
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Number of new cancer cases worldwide in 2012, by type of cancer*

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Estimated number of new cancer cases
Lung1,824,702
Breast1,676,633
Colorectum1,360,602
Prostate1,111,689
Stomach951,594
Liver782,451
Cervix uteri527,624
Oesophagus455,784
Bladder429,793
Other4,969,278
Estimated number of new cancer cases
Lung1,824,702
Breast1,676,633
Colorectum1,360,602
Prostate1,111,689
Stomach951,594
Liver782,451
Cervix uteri527,624
Oesophagus455,784
Bladder429,793
Other4,969,278
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This statistic displays the estimated number of new cancer cases in 2012, distributed by type of cancer. For both sexes and all ages, the total number of new cancer cases is estimated to stand at approximately 14.1 million. With some 1.8 million new cases, cancer regarding the lung was the leading type of cancer worldwide.
Number of new cancer cases

Cancer can be caused by internal factors like genetics and mutations, as well as external factors such as smoking and radiation. It occurs in the presence of uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. However, many cancer cases could be prevented, for example, by omitting cigarette usage and heavy alcohol consumption. Risk of developing cancer tends to increase with age and is the most common in middle-aged adults or those that are older. Nevertheless, cancer can develop in individuals of any age. Cancer can be treated through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, among other methods. In the United States, total expenses for cancer totaled 81.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2010.

Globally, there was a total of 14.1 million new cancer cases in 2012. Lung cancer and breast cancer was among the most diagnosed in that year, totaling 1.82 million and 1.68 million new cases, respectively. In the United States, there will be an estimated 1.67 million new cancer cases and 585,000 deaths for 2014. Among U.S. men, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer are among the most common new cases in 2014, totaling and estimated 233,000 and 71,830 cases, respectively. In women, breast cancer and lung and bronchus cancer are the most common newly diagnosed cases in the same year, totaling 232,670 cases and 108,210 cases, respectively.
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