Percentage of cancer deaths worldwide by type 2012

Percentage of cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, by type of cancer

Percentage of cancer deaths worldwide by type 2012 This statistic describes the percentual distribution of cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, sorted by type of cancer. For both sexes of all ages the total number of cancer deaths was estimated to be approximately 8.2 million in 2012. Almost one fifth of these cases was cancer concerning the lung.
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Percentage of cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, by type of cancer

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Percentage of cancer deaths
Lung19.4%
Liver9.1%
Stomach8.8%
Colorectum8.5%
Breast6.4%
Oesophagus4.9%
Pancreas4%
Prostate3.7%
Cervix uteri3.2%
Other32%
Percentage of cancer deaths
Lung19.4%
Liver9.1%
Stomach8.8%
Colorectum8.5%
Breast6.4%
Oesophagus4.9%
Pancreas4%
Prostate3.7%
Cervix uteri3.2%
Other32%
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This statistic describes the percentual distribution of cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, sorted by type of cancer. For both sexes of all ages the total number of cancer deaths was estimated to be approximately 8.2 million in 2012. Almost one fifth of these cases was cancer concerning the lung.
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Release date
February 2014
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2012
Age group
all ages
Supplementary notes
* All figures are estimates. The figures exclude non-melanoma skin cancer.
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