Infographic: Cancer Worldwide

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Cancer Worldwide:

At least 22% of the most common cancers can be prevented by not smoking.

70% of cervical cancer cases can be prevented with currently available HPV vaccines.

Only 5% of global cancer resources are spent in less-developed countries.

Liver and lung cancer remain lethal in all nations:
5-year survival is below

  • 20% in Europe,
  • 15-19% in North America,
  • 7-9% in Mongolia and Thailand.

The global cancer epidemic is huge and is set to rise.

Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year.

Page last reviewed: October 2, 2017
Content source: Global Health