Breast cancer in the world: Incidence and mortality. Lyon, France. The aim of this paper is to describe the burden of breast cancer in the world, as the now most common cancer in women in the globe.
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In Scotland cancer incidence is projected to increase by While much of this increase is attributed to an ageing population it is imperative that we too recognise the significant, and very real, impact of lifestyles on these increasing figures. We want to let everyone from government, health professionals to you the reader!
Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. There were over 2 million new cases in The Continuous Update Project Panel judged that there was strong evidence that consumption of alcoholic drinks, greater birthweight and adult attained height are causes of premenopausal breast cancer. The panel also judged that there is strong evidence that vigorous physical activity and greater body fatness protect against premenopausal breast cancer more information about this unusual finding on greater body fatness can be found in Appendix 2 of Body fatness and weight gain.
A comparison of breast cancer in India with western nations like the US and with our own neighbour, China, gives a good idea of the trends it is following. This comparison is obtained from the Globocan Project, the latest of which is for the year The following charts and tables are followed by a discussion on them.
Breast cancer is among the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women worldwide. Inaccording to the GLOBOCAN estimates , there were 2, new cases of breast cancer worldwide the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting for Inthere were an estimateddeaths from breast cancer worldwide
Despite mortality from breast cancer in Africa being higher than in high income countries, breast cancer has not been extensively studied in the region. The aim of this paper was to highlight the rising burden of breast cancer with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa as well as trends, characteristics, controversies and their implications for regional development. A review of published studies and documents was conducted in Medline, Scopus, Pubmed and Google using combinations of key words-breast neoplasm, breast cancer, cancer, incidence, mortality, Africa, Nigeria.
This article provides a status report on the global burden of cancer worldwide using the GLOBOCAN estimates of cancer incidence and mortality produced by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, with a focus on geographic variability across 20 world regions. There will be an estimated In both sexes combined, lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer Lung cancer is the most frequent cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among males, followed by prostate and colorectal cancer for incidence and liver and stomach cancer for mortality.
The Global Cancer Observatory GCO is an interactive web-based platform presenting global cancer statistics to inform cancer control and research. Provides data visualization tools that present current national estimates of the incidence, mortality, and prevalence of 36 cancer types in countries, by sex and age group. Go to website.