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Table 8 Ranking of the global cancer deaths 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 1211.5 17.2
Stomach 835.1 11.9
Liver 611.4 8.7
Colon and rectum 608.0 8.6
Breast 473.8 6.7
Oesophagus 430.4 6.1
Lymphomas and myeloma 329.9 4.7
Mouth and oropharynx 320.0 4.5
Prostate 264.0 3.8
Leukaemia 263.8 3.8
Cervix uteri 254.2 3.6
Pancreas 222.3 3.2
Bladder 179.4 2.6
Ovary 130.1 1.8
Corpus uteri 73.5 1.0
Melanoma of the skin 65.3 0.9
Males   
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 877.2 22.5
Stomach 511.3 13.1
Liver 419.4 10.7
Colon and rectum 312.3 8.0
Oesophagus 272.8 7.0
Prostate 264.0 6.8
Mouth and oropharynx 222.0 5.7
Lymphomas and myeloma 169.6 4.3
Leukaemia 145.4 3.7
Bladder 126.1 3.2
Pancreas 116.8 3.0
Melanoma of the skin 35.0 0.9
Females   
Breast 471.2 15.0
Trachea, bronchus, and lung 334.2 10.7
Stomach 323.7 10.3
Colon and rectum 295.7 9.4
Cervix uteri 254.2 8.1
Liver 192.1 6.1
Lymphomas and myeloma 160.2 5.1
Oesophagus 157.6 5.0
Ovary 130.1 4.2
Leukaemia 118.4 3.8
Pancreas 105.5 3.4
Mouth and oropharynx 98.0 3.1
Corpus uteri 73.5 2.3
Bladder 53.4 1.7
Melanoma of the skin 30.3 1.0