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New cases of cancer

In the world, so far this year

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6,661,082

New cases of cancer

In the world, so far this year

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Around 12 million people are diagnosed...
with cancer each year - and numbers are going up. Cancer diagnosis statistics are provided by the World Health Organization.

Top 4 facts about new cases of cancer

1

Cancer rates are increasing

Overall cancer rates have increased by 22 percent for women and 56 percent for men over the course of a single generation. In developed countries, the overall cancer mortality is more than twice as high as in developing countries.


2

Higher risk of testicular cancer

Between 1960 and 2002, men from Europe, the United States and New Zealand became up to 7 times more likely to suffer from testicular cancer.


3

It's linked to chemicals

The rates of certain types of cancer among some industrial workers are up to 10 times higher than in the general population. Children of workers handling chemical carcinogens have sharply increased cancer rates.


4

It's linked to pollution

Smoking remains the most important (and avoidable) risk of cancer, but lung cancer among non-smokers have doubled over the last decades. A wide range of occupational exposures and urban air pollution have been shown to cause lung cancer.



New cases of cancer

According to the World Health Organization, about 12 million people get cancer every year.


Cancer rates are increasing

Higher risk of testicular cancer

It's linked to chemicals

It's linked to pollution

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