Cancer - Global Facts

Here are some global facts about cancer.

  • One in three of us will be diagnosed with cancer during our life
  • Each year more than 7 million people around the world die of cancer.
  • Cancer accounts for 13% of all deaths worldwide
  • Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer (1.3 million deaths per year)
  • Tobacco use is the greatest risk factor for cancer
  • More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income counties.

New Cancer Cases Per Year



Breast Cancer



Cancer in males