Cancer Globally (Vol. 1, Issue 1)
There are about 200 different types of cancer, making it one of the most diverse types of indication, afflicting almost all parts of the body. Cancer has a maximum prevalence in Africa, Asia, and Central South America. These regions account for more than 60% of the total cancer cases around the world, with about 70% of total cancer.
The global cancer burden is increasing. According to a journal titled A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the global cancer burden estimated has risen to 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths in 2018. One in 5 men and one in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in 8 men and one in 11 women die from the disease.
Worldwide, the total number of people who are alive within five years of a cancer diagnosis, called the 5-year prevalence, is estimated to be 43.8 million. There are about 14 million new estimated cases of cancer worldwide covering almost every region of the world.