Table 4

Ranking of the selected regional cancer incidence by site, 2000

WHO sub region


AfrE (high child and adult mortality)

EurA (very low child and adult mortality)

SearB (low child and adult mortality)




Site

Number of new cases (000s)

Proportion of total (%)

Site

Number of new cases (000s)

Proportion of total (%)

Site

Number of new cases (000s)

Proportion of total (%)


Both sexes

Cervix uteri

67.9

16.4

Colon and rectum

264.7

15.4

Breast

53.9

12.3

Breast

39.8

9.6

Trachea, bronchus and lung

227.3

13.2

Trachea, bronchus and lung

51.4

11.7

Liver

34.7

8.3

Breast

221.8

12.9

Colon and rectum

44.3

10.1

Prostate

28.2

6.8

Prostate

139.1

8.1

Liver

40.3

9.2

Mouth and oropharynx

27.9

6.7

Bladder

86.5

5.0

Cervix uteri

32.8

7.5

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

26.6

6.4

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

80.2

4.7

Mouth and oropharynx

25.4

5.8

Oesophagus

21.2

5.1

Stomach

79.6

4.6

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

22.9

5.2

Colon and rectum

20.3

4.9

Corpus uteri

68.3

4.0

Leukaemia

21.5

4.9

Stomach

19.4

4.7

Pancreas

55.5

3.2

Corpus uteri

19.9

4.5

Leukaemia

16.2

3.9

Melanoma of the skin

49.1

2.8

Ovary

18.1

4.1

Trachea, bronchus and lung

14.8

3.6

Leukaemia

48.6

2.8

Stomach

15.3

3.5

Ovary

12.2

2.9

Liver

40.1

2.3

Prostate

13.4

3.1

Bladder

10.7

2.6

Ovary

39.4

2.3

Bladder

10.1

2.3

Melanoma of the skin

7.7

1.8

Mouth and oropharynx

38.6

2.2

Pancreas

7.2

1.7

Corpus uteri

6.0

1.4

Oesophagus

31.2

1.8

Oesophagus

6.2

1.4

Pancreas

5.4

1.3

Cervix uteri

18.8

1.1

Melanoma of the skin

3.1

0.7


Male

Male

Male

Prostate

28.2

14.8

Trachea, bronchus and lung

172.0

19.6

Trachea, bronchus and lung

43.1

22.0

Liver

23.6

12.4

Prostate

139.1

15.9

Liver

28.6

14.6

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

18.6

9.8

Colon and rectum

133.8

15.3

Colon and rectum

21.4

11.0

Mouth and oropharynx

16.5

8.7

Bladder

65.1

7.4

Mouth and oropharynx

16.0

8.2

Oesophagus

14.1

7.4

Stomach

45.6

5.2

Prostate

13.4

6.9

Colon and rectum

12.0

6.3

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

39.3

4.5

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

13.3

6.8

Stomach

10.9

5.8

Mouth and oropharynx

28.7

3.3

Leukaemia

10.7

5.5

Trachea, bronchus and lung

9.8

5.2

Pancreas

27.4

3.1

Stomach

8.6

4.4

Leukaemia

9.2

4.9

Liver

26.1

3.0

Bladder

7.7

3.9

Bladder

7.3

3.8

Leukaemia

25.6

2.9

Oesophagus

3.8

1.9

Melanoma of the skin

3.4

1.8

Oesophagus

22.8

2.6

Pancreas

3.7

1.9

Pancreas

2.8

1.5

Melanoma of the skin

22.6

2.6

Melanoma of the skin

1.2

0.6


Female

Female

Female

Cervix uteri

67.9

30.2

Breast

221.8

26.2

Breast

53.9

22.3

Breast

39.8

17.7

Colon and rectum

131.0

15.4

Cervix uteri

32.8

13.6

Ovary

12.2

5.4

Corpus uteri

68.3

8.1

Colon and rectum

22.8

9.4

Mouth and oropharynx

11.4

5.1

Trachea, bronchus and lung

55.3

6.5

Corpus uteri

19.9

8.2

Liver

11.1

4.9

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

40.9

4.8

Ovary

18.1

7.5

Stomach

8.4

3.7

Ovary

39.4

4.6

Liver

11.7

4.8

Colon and rectum

8.2

3.7

Stomach

33.9

4.0

Leukaemia

10.8

4.5

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

8.0

3.6

Pancreas

28.1

3.3

Lymphomas and multiple myeloma

9.6

4.0

Oesophagus

7.2

3.2

Melanoma of the skin

26.5

3.1

Mouth and oropharynx

9.4

3.9

Leukaemia

7.0

3.1

Leukaemia

23.0

2.7

Trachea, bronchus and lung

8.3

3.4

Corpus uteri

6.0

2.7

Bladder

21.4

2.5

Stomach

6.7

2.8

Trachea, bronchus and lung

5.0

2.2

Cervix uteri

18.8

2.2

Pancreas

3.6

1.5

Melanoma of the skin

4.3

1.9

Liver

14.0

1.7

Oesophagus

2.5

1.0

Bladder

3.4

1.5

Mouth and oropharynx

9.9

1.2

Bladder

2.4

1.0

Pancreas

2.6

1.2

Oesophagus

8.4

1.0

Melanoma of the skin

1.9

0.8


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

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