Cancer is one of the most common diseases that affect humans and there are different types of cancer statistics. A cancer statistics can be carried out to determine the particular type of cancer that is prevalent among different sexes and among different age groups. Types of cancer statistics can equally be based on region or country. However, a broader classification of types of cancer statistics ia based on mortality, survival rate, risk factors, and symptoms and treatment.
Types of cancer statistics by region or country
In the United States, it has been observed that cancer takes the second position as the major cause of death behind cardiovascular diseases. In the United Kingdome, it is the major cause of death. But in many developing countries, cancer appears to have a low percentage because of the high mortality rate from other infectious diseases. However, as tuberculosis and malaria has continued to receive increased attention, the cancer incidence in these developing countries is expected to increase. For example, it is expected that cancer incidence in the Eastern Mediterranean region will rise by 100% with the next 20 years as a result of successful management of childhood diseases, the increasing percentage aged people, and the rise in life expectancy.
Types of cancer statistics based on risk factors
The different types of cancer have their different risk factors in different regions. For example, the liver cancer ( Hepatocellular carcinoma) is not common in the western world but is the major cancer in China and other neighboring countries. This situation has been linked to the widespread presence of aflatoxin and hepatitis B in that region. On a similar note, the increase of tobacco smoking in developing countries has increased the risk factor associated with the lung cancer in these countries.
There are different types of cancer statistics available based on particular types of cancer. For example, survival, mortality, and incidence statistics were conducted for bladder cancer in 2005, 2010, and 2010 respectively.
The following is a list of the most common types of cancer diseases in the United States and the western world.
Kidney or Renal Cell Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer
The American Cancer society is one agency that brings out different types of cancer statistics every year. The mortality and incidence statistics reported by this agency every year list the major cancer incidents and their level of occurrence. For a particular cancer to be able to make this list, there have to be about 40,000 or more cases of the cancer incidence.
Cancer incidence and mortality statistics reported by the American Cancer Society1 and other resources were used to create the list. To qualify as a common cancer for the list, the estimated annual incidence for 2013 had to be 40,000 cases or more. Kidney cancer in this statistics is seen in two forms: renal pelvis and renal parenchyma cancers. Prostate cancer is the most common of all types of cancer cases in the US with approximately 239,000 cases in 2013.