Table 4

Five most common cancers in men and women in different regions of Asia
Sex Asian geographical region
West Asia South Central Asia South East Asia East Asia
Men Lung, colon and rectum, bladder, prostate, stomach Lung, oral cavity, pharynx, stomach, oesophagus Lung, liver, stomach, colon and rectum, prostate Lung, stomach, liver, colon and rectum, oesophagus
Women Breast, colon and rectum, stomach Cervix, breast, oral cavity, ovary, oesophagus Breast, cervix, colon and rectum, lung, liver Breast, lung, stomach, colon and rectum, liver

Source: adapted from Ferlay et al. [3].

Sankaranarayanan et al.

Sankaranarayanan et al. BMC Medicine 2014 12:3   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-12-3

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