- Despite the progress made by experts in treating cancer, it remains a big problem worldwide.
- A new report from the World Health Organization says that by 2050, there will be more than 35 million new cases of cancer. This is a big jump from the around 20 million cases we saw in 2022.
- The International Agency for Research on Cancer found that lung, breast, and colorectal cancers are the most common types around the world.
- These reports show that there are many reasons why people get cancer. But they also give us clues on how to prevent it or lower the risks. It’s important to keep studying these factors and finding ways to stop cancer from happening in the first place.
The Most Common Cancer Types in 2022: Lung, Breast, and Colorectal:
According to a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the most common cancers worldwide in 2022 were lung, breast, and colorectal cancer. Among both men and women, lung cancer made up 12.4% of all cancer cases.
For men, the top three cancers were lung, prostate, and colorectal, while for women, they were breast, lung, and colorectal. Breast cancer alone made up 23.8% of all new cancer cases among females.
Lung cancer had the highest mortality rate globally, with 16.8% of those diagnosed dying from the disease. It affected over 2.4 million people and caused over 1.8 million deaths. The highest rates were seen in Asia, followed by Europe.
Breast cancer affected over 2.3 million people worldwide and caused nearly 670,000 deaths, ranking fourth in mortality.
Cancer Cases are Expected to Increase by 77% by the Year 2050:
The number of people getting cancer and dying from it varies a lot around the world. Places with better living conditions have fewer deaths from cancer compared to places with fewer resources.
In countries with lower resources, there were about 811,014 new cancer cases and 543,337 deaths. But in countries with better living conditions, there were way more cases about 9,296,171, but fewer deaths, only 3,643,502.
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2050, there will be 77% more new cancer cases, totaling 35 million worldwide. While countries with good living conditions will still have a lot of cases, places with fewer resources will see a big increase.
This means that in the future, more people in countries with fewer resources might get cancer and sadly, more of them might pass away from it.