Table 3

Ranking of the global cancer incidence by site, 2000

Site

Number of new cases (000s)

Proportion of total (%)


Both sexes

Trachea, bronchus and lung

1,305.6

12.7

Colon and rectum

1,045.0

10.2

Breast

1,031.9

10.0

Stomach

973.1

9.5

Liver

626.4

6.1

Prostate

550.2

5.3

Cervix uteri

487.5

4.7

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

481.1

4.7

Oesophagus

452.7

4.4

Mouth and oropharynx

420.7

4.1

Bladder

382.9

3.7

Leukaemia

364.7

3.5

Corpus uteri

326.3

3.2

Pancreas

226.2

2.2

Ovary

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

Prostate

550.2

10.6

Colon and rectum

527.8

10.2

Liver

422.0

8.2

Oesophagus

286.5

5.5

Bladder

277.2

5.4

Mouth and oropharynx

267.1

5.2

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

238.5

4.6

Leukaemia

195.2

3.8

Pancreas

119.3

2.3

Melanoma of the skin

118.2

2.3


Females

Breast

1,031.9

20.1

Colon and rectum

517.3

10.1

Cervix uteri

487.5

9.5

Stomach

383.9

7.5

Trachea, bronchus and lung

365.7

7.1

Corpus uteri

326.3

6.4

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

242.6

4.7

Ovary

221.3

4.3

Liver

204.4

4.0

Leukaemia

169.5

3.3

Oesophagus

166.2

3.2

Mouth and oropharynx

153.6

3.0

Pancreas

106.9

2.1

Bladder

105.7

2.1

Melanoma of the skin

88.5

1.7


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

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