Ten Facts about cancer
Fact 1: About 16% of people die from cancer.
Fact 2: About 70% of all deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Fact 3: Top 5 types of cancer killing men are (in order of frequency): lung, liver, stomach, colorectal and prostate cancers.
Fact 4: Top 5 types of cancer killing women are (in order of frequency): breast, lung, colorectal, cervical and stomach cancers.
Fact 5: Between 30-50% of cancers are preventable. Tobacco use is the single preventable cause of cancer in the world, and is responsible for approximately 22% of all cancer-related deaths.
Fact 6: Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer, and hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver cancer. Vaccination against these two viruses could prevent 1.1 million cancer cases of cancer.
Fact 7: In 2017, less than 30% of low-income countries reported treatment services were generally available, compared to more than 90% of high-income countries.
Fact 8: The total annual economic cost of cancer in 2010 was estimated at approximately US$ 1.16 trillion.
Fact 9: Worldwide, only about 14% of people who need palliative care currently receive it.
Fact 10: Only one in five low- and middle-income countries have the necessary data to drive policy.
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