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Table 17 Ranking of the selected regional 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

WHO sub region
AfrE (high child and adult mortality) EurA (very low child and adult mortality) SearB (low child and adult mortality)
site Number of Proportion site Number of Proportion site Number of Proportion
  (000s) (%)   (000s) (%)   (000s) (%)
Both sexes         
Cervix uteri 67.9 16.4 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 264.7 15.4 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 53.9 12.3
Liver 39.8 9.6 Colon and rectum 227.3 13.2 Liver 51.4 11.7
Breast 34.7 8.3 Breast 221.8 12.9 Breast 44.3 10.1
Mouth and oropharynx 28.2 6.8 Prostate 139.1 8.1 Colon and rectum 40.3 9.2
Oesophagus 27.9 6.7 Stomach 86.5 5.0 Mouth and oropharynx 32.8 7.5
Lymphomas and myeloma 26.6 6.4 Lymphomas and myeloma 80.2 4.7 Lymphomas and myeloma 25.4 5.8
Prostate 21.2 5.1 Pancreas 79.6 4.6 Cervix uteri 22.9 5.2
Stomach 20.3 4.9 Liver 68.3 4.0 Leukaemia 21.5 4.9
Colon and rectum 19.4 4.7 Bladder 55.5 3.2 Stomach 19.9 4.5
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 16.2 3.9 Leukaemia 49.1 2.8 Ovary 18.1 4.1
Leukaemia 14.8 3.6 Oesophagus 48.6 2.8 Prostate 15.3 3.5
Ovary 12.2 2.9 Ovary 40.1 2.3 Pancreas 13.4 3.1
Bladder 10.7 2.6 Mouth and oropharynx 39.4 2.3 Bladder 10.1 2.3
Melanoma of the skin 7.7 1.8 Corpus uteri 38.6 2.2 Oesophagus 7.2 1.7
Pancreas 6.0 1.4 Melanoma of the skin 31.2 1.8 Corpus uteri 6.2 1.4
Corpus uteri 5.4 1.3 Cervix uteri 18.8 1.1 Melanoma of the skin 3.1 0.7
Males         
Liver 28.2 14.8 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 172.0 19.6 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 43.1 22.0
Prostate 23.6 12.4 Colon and rectum 139.1 15.9 Liver 28.6 14.6
Mouth and oropharynx 18.6 9.8 Prostate 133.8 15.3 Colon and rectum 21.4 11.0
Lymphomas and myeloma 16.5 8.7 Stomach 65.1 7.4 Mouth and oropharynx 16.0 8.2
Oesophagus 14.1 7.4 Lymphomas and myeloma 45.6 5.2 Lymphomas and myeloma 13.4 6.9
Stomach 12.0 6.3 Bladder 39.3 4.5 Prostate 13.3 6.8
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 10.9 5.8 Pancreas 28.7 3.3 Leukaemia 10.7 5.5
Colon and rectum 9.8 5.2 Liver 27.4 3.1 Stomach 8.6 4.4
Leukaemia 9.2 4.9 Oesophagus 26.1 3.0 Bladder 7.7 3.9
Bladder 7.3 3.8 Leukaemia 25.6 2.9 Pancreas 3.8 1.9
Pancreas 3.4 1.8 Mouth and oropharynx 22.8 2.6 Oesophagus 3.7 1.9
Melanoma of the skin 2.8 1.5 Melanoma of the skin 22.6 2.6 Melanoma of the skin 1.2 0.6
Females         
Cervix uteri 67.9 30.2 Breast 221.8 26.2 Breast 53.9 22.3
Breast 39.8 17.7 Colon and rectum 131.0 15.4 Cervix uteri 32.8 13.6
Liver 12.2 5.4 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 68.3 8.1 Colon and rectum 22.8 9.4
Stomach 11.4 5.1 Stomach 55.3 6.5 Liver 19.9 8.2
Mouth and oropharynx 11.1 4.9 Lymphomas and myeloma 40.9 4.8 Ovary 18.1 7.5
Ovary 8.4 3.7 Pancreas 39.4 4.6 Trachea, bronchus, and lung 11.7 4.8
Oesophagus 8.2 3.7 Ovary 33.9 4.0 Leukaemia 10.8 4.5
Colon and rectum 8.0 3.6 Leukaemia 28.1 3.3 Lymphomas and myeloma 9.6 4.0
Lymphomas and myeloma 7.2 3.2 Corpus uteri 26.5 3.1 Mouth and oropharynx 9.4 3.9
Leukaemia 7.0 3.1 Liver 23.0 2.7 Stomach 8.3 3.4
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 6.0 2.7 Bladder 21.4 2.5 Corpus uteri 6.7 2.8
Melanoma of the skin 5.0 2.2 Cervix uteri 18.8 2.2 Pancreas 3.6 1.5
Pancreas 4.3 1.9 Oesophagus 14.0 1.7 Oesophagus 2.5 1.0
Bladder 3.4 1.5 Melanoma of the skin 9.9 1.2 Bladder 2.4 1.0
Corpus uteri 2.6 1.2 Mouth and oropharynx 8.4 1.0 Melanoma of the skin 1.9 0.8