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Cancer incidence continues to rise: 1 in 5 men, 1 in 6 women

In 2018, an estimated 18.1 million new cases cancer will be diagnosed globally, and 9.6 million will die from the disease, according to the latest report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) [1].


One in 5 men and one in 6 women worldwide will develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in 8 men and one in 11 women will die from cancer.

Cancer incidence and mortality are rapidly growing worldwide, the report notes.

"The increasing cancer burden is due to several factors, including population growth and ageing as well as the changing prevalence of certain causes of cancer linked to social and economic development," the IARC commented in a statement. "This is particularly true in rapidly growing economies, where a shift is observed from cancers related to poverty and infections to cancers associated with lifestyles more typical of industrialized countries."

Read the whole article at medscape.com

Epidemiology of breast cancer in the Czech Republic and worldwide

Czech female breast cancer incidence rates rank 34th–35th worldwide and 22nd–23rd in Europe, while Czech female breast cancer mortality rates rank 133rd–135th worldwide and 34th–35th in Europe. Analyses of other epidemiological indicators are available in the article Epidemiology of breast cancer: international comparison.

Figure 1: International comparison of breast cancer (C50) incidence rates in women. ASR(W) – age-standardised world incidence rate per 100,000 women. Source: GLOBOCAN 2018 [1]. Figure 2: International comparison of breast cancer (C50) mortality rates in women. ASR(W) – age-standardised world mortality rate per 100,000 women. Source: GLOBOCAN 2018 [1].

Reference

  1. Bray F, Ferlay J, Soerjomataram I, Siegel RL, Torre LA, Jemal A. Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 2018. doi: 10.3322/caac.21492.

 

5.12.2018 medscape.com, IBA FM MU


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