Cancer - estimated percentage of deaths worldwide by type 2012

Distribution of cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, by type of cancer*

Cancer - estimated percentage of deaths worldwide by type 2012 This statistic displays the estimated percentage of cancer mortality worldwide in 2012, sorted by type of cancer. For both sexes of all ages the total number cancer deaths was estimated to be approximately 8.2 million. Lung cancer had the highest mortality rate, with some 1.5 million deaths in 2012.
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Distribution of cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, by type of cancer*

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Estimated percentage of cancer deaths
Lung19.4
Liver9.1
Stomach8.8
Colorectum8.5
Breast6.4
Oesophagus4.9
Pancreas4
Prostate3.7
Cervix uteri3.2
Other32
Estimated 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 displays the estimated percentage of cancer mortality worldwide in 2012, sorted by type of cancer. For both sexes of all ages the total number cancer deaths was estimated to be approximately 8.2 million. Lung cancer had the highest mortality rate, with some 1.5 million deaths in 2012.
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