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Table 16 Ranking of the global cancer incidence by site, 2000

From: Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: II. results for the global burden of disease 2000

site Number of death (000s) Proportion of total (%)
Both sexes   
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 1305.6 12.7
Stomach 1045.0 10.2
Liver 1031.9 10.0
Colon and rectum 973.1 9.5
Breast 626.4 6.1
Oesophagus 550.2 5.3
Lymphomas and myeloma 487.5 4.7
Mouth and oropharynx 481.1 4.7
Prostate 452.7 4.4
Leukaemia 420.7 4.1
Cervix uteri 382.9 3.7
Pancreas 364.7 3.5
Bladder 326.3 3.2
Ovary 226.2 2.2
Corpus uteri 221.3 2.2
Melanoma of the skin 206.7 2.0
Males   
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 939.9 18.2
Stomach 589.3 11.4
Liver 550.2 10.6
Colon and rectum 527.8 10.2
Oesophagus 422.0 8.2
Prostate 286.5 5.5
Mouth and oropharynx 277.2 5.4
Lymphomas and myeloma 267.1 5.2
Leukaemia 238.5 4.6
Bladder 195.2 3.8
Pancreas 119.3 2.3
Melanoma of the skin 118.2 2.3
Females   
Breast 1031.9 20.1
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 517.3 10.1
Stomach 487.5 9.5
Colon and rectum 383.9 7.5
Cervix uteri 365.7 7.1
Liver 326.3 6.4
Lymphomas and myeloma 242.6 4.7
Oesophagus 221.3 4.3
Ovary 204.4 4.0
Leukaemia 169.5 3.3
Pancreas 166.2 3.2
Mouth and oropharynx 153.6 3.0
Corpus uteri 106.9 2.1
Bladder 105.7 2.1
Melanoma of the skin 88.5 1.7