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Statistics by Country for Cancer

Incidence (annual) of Cancer:

1,248,900 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate)

Incidence Rate for Cancer: approx 1 in 217 or 0.46% or 1.2 million people in USA [about data] Extrapolation of Incidence Rate for Cancer to Countries and Regions: WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY. NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above incidence rate for Cancer to the populations of various countries and regions. As discussed above, these incidence extrapolations for Cancer are only estimates and may have very limited relevance to the actual incidence of Cancer in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Incidence Population Estimated Used
Cancer in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 1,348,331 293,655,4051
Canada 149,261 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 481,926 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Cancer in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 1,253 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 65,569 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 24,609 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Cancer in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 17,897 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Cancer in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 845,308 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 72,656 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 194,271 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 28,427 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 126,470 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 114,868 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Cancer in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 24,855 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 23,942 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 1,349 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 41,261 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Cancer in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 276,735 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 47,514 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 277,440 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 18,226 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 2,124 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 148 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 74,925 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 276,735 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 13,398 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Cancer in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 37,534 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 5,721 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 378,456 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 46,064 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 153 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 177,354 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 24,902 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 9,235 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 34,210 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Cancer in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 47,341 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 6,160 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 10,589 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 16,565 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 661,063 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 219,163 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Cancer in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 36,128 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Portugal 48,322 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 184,950 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Georgia 21,552 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Cancer in the Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Italy 266,573 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Greece 48,888 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Cancer in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 16,276 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,871 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 34,519 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 20,647 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 9,367 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 102,646 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 49,707 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Cancer in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 12,632 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Cancer in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 69,532 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 32,193 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 121,264 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Cancer in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 5,963,715 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 31,475 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 584,655 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 2,044 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 104,216 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 221,467 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 104,456 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Cancer in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 316,329 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Cancer in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 130,921 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 648,971 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 10,035 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 4,890,318 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 730,956 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 91,395 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Cancer in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 4,679 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 1,094,867 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 27,862 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 108,004 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 395,982 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 19,991 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 297,832 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 379,549 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Cancer in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 6,083 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 309,943 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 116,509 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 28,463 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 25,764 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 10,365 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 17,343 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 118,443 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 82,725 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 11,588 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 10,611 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 91,945 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Cancer in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 349,496 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 25,857 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 179,750 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Cancer in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 13,765 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 95,306 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 15,568 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 52,162 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 81,501 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 49,828 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 27,016 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Cancer in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 17,183 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 43,796 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 267,765 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 37,828 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Cancer in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 327,545 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 151,438 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 38,130 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 165,620 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 121,172 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Cancer in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 50,408 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 7,526 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 204,087 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 5,368 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 50,624 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 16,859 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Cancer in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 91,432 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 18,337 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 24,887 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Cancer:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Cancer are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Cancer statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Cancer in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Cancer:

The word 'prevalence' of Cancer usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Cancer at any given time (i.e. people with Cancer). The term 'incidence' of Cancer means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Cancer diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Cancer). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


Lifetime risk for Cancer: about 1 in 3 lifetime risk; 38% of women and 43% of men (Canadian Cancer Statistics, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004)

Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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