The statistics of the cancer reports around the world can help us understand one of the leading causes of death around the world. Unfortunately, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in both sexes, for all countries in the world, and it does not discriminate between economies and affects developed countries as well as those that are not as developed. We have had so many instances of cancer around the world, but what is even more important is the statistics that we must follow to understand the pattern in which cancer affects society.
This is why we have compared the reports of cancer in 2012-2013 and 2017 so that we can see where we stand and how this terrible affliction affects societies across the globe. It is estimated that cancer took over 14 million lives in 2012 worldwide, with lung and breast cancer leading the way in the type of cancer which affects people who have died of cancer.
Other types of cancer that are greater danger
Among other cancers that affect large populations of people across the globe are also prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, female breast cancer, lung cancer, while liver cancer, stomach cancer, and cervical cancer remain more common in less developed countries. These cancers are also thought to come from infections. Therefore the rates are lower in more developed regions of the world.
In 2017, according to the statistics mortality due to cancer is on the second place across the world and in the United States. As in 2014 statistics, in female breast cancer seems to be the leading in types of cancer which affect females, while prostate cancer leads in the male population. When it comes to estimated deaths, for the male population the leading cause of death is lung and bronchus cancer, followed by colon and rectum cancer; while in females, the leading cause of death is also lung and bronchus cancer, on the second place it is followed by breast cancer. However, these results can only be compared to those statistics that we have from 2014 and 2013 when the research in the field of cancer disease has made significant progress.