Table 16

Ranking of the global cancer incidence by site, 2000

site

Number of death (000s)

Proportion of total (%)


Both sexes

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

1305.6

12.7

Stomach

1045.0

10.2

Liver

1031.9

10.0

Colon and rectum

973.1

9.5

Breast

626.4

6.1

Oesophagus

550.2

5.3

Lymphomas and myeloma

487.5

4.7

Mouth and oropharynx

481.1

4.7

Prostate

452.7

4.4

Leukaemia

420.7

4.1

Cervix uteri

382.9

3.7

Pancreas

364.7

3.5

Bladder

326.3

3.2

Ovary

226.2

2.2

Corpus uteri

221.3

2.2

Melanoma of the skin

206.7

2.0


Males

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

939.9

18.2

Stomach

589.3

11.4

Liver

550.2

10.6

Colon and rectum

527.8

10.2

Oesophagus

422.0

8.2

Prostate

286.5

5.5

Mouth and oropharynx

277.2

5.4

Lymphomas and myeloma

267.1

5.2

Leukaemia

238.5

4.6

Bladder

195.2

3.8

Pancreas

119.3

2.3

Melanoma of the skin

118.2

2.3


Females

Breast

1031.9

20.1

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

517.3

10.1

Stomach

487.5

9.5

Colon and rectum

383.9

7.5

Cervix uteri

365.7

7.1

Liver

326.3

6.4

Lymphomas and myeloma

242.6

4.7

Oesophagus

221.3

4.3

Ovary

204.4

4.0

Leukaemia

169.5

3.3

Pancreas

166.2

3.2

Mouth and oropharynx

153.6

3.0

Corpus uteri

106.9

2.1

Bladder

105.7

2.1

Melanoma of the skin

88.5

1.7


Shibuya et al. BMC Cancer 2002 2:37   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-2-37

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