Infographic: 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.
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