Table 1

Ranking of the global cancer deaths by site, 2000

Site

Number of deaths (000s)

Proporion of total (%)


Both sexes

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

1,201.1

17.1

Stomach

836.2

11.9

Colon and rectum

607.3

8.7

Liver

605.9

8.6

Breast

468.9

6.7

Oesophagus

431.2

6.1

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

332.3

4.7

Mouth and oropharynx

319.6

4.6

Prostate

263.6

3.8

Leukaemia

260.1

3.7

Cervix uteri

259.6

3.7

Pancreas

222.6

3.2

Bladder

177.4

2.5

Ovary

128.6

1.8

Corpus uteri

72.9

1.0

Melanoma of the skin

65.1

0.9


Males

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

877.3

22.5

Stomach

512.0

13.2

Liver

414.9

10.7

Colon and rectum

311.8

8.0

Oesophagus

273.6

7.0

Prostate

263.6

6.8

Mouth and oropharynx

222.4

5.7

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

168.6

4.3

Leukaemia

145.3

3.7

Bladder

123.9

3.2

Pancreas

117.0

3.0

Melanoma of the skin

35.1

0.9


Females

Breast

466.3

14.9

Stomach

324.2

10.4

Trachea, bronchus, and lung

323.8

10.4

Colon and rectum

295.5

9.4

Cervix uteri

259.6

8.3

Liver

191.0

6.1

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

163.7

5.2

Oesophagus

157.6

5.0

Ovary

128.6

4.1

Leukaemia

114.7

3.7

Pancreas

105.6

3.4

Mouth and oropharynx

97.2

3.1

Corpus uteri

72.9

2.3

Bladder

53.5

1.7

Melanoma of the skin

30.1

1.0


Shibuya et al. BMC Cancer 2003 3:20   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-3-20

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