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Thursday, 28 January 2016

China faces "huge challenges" from cancer.

Almost 22 percent of global new cancer cases and close to 27 percent of global cancer deaths occur in China.

How many people die in Cancer per year?

US journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians: About 2,814,000 Chinese died from cancer in 2015, corresponding to over 7,500 cancer deaths on average per day.
"Cancer incidence and mortality have been increasing in China, making cancer the leading cause of death since 2000 and a major public health problem in the country."

How many people in China are diagnosed?

National Cancer Center in Beijing: 4, 292,000 newly diagnosed invasive cancer cases last year, equal to an average of almost 12,000 new cancer diagnoses each day.
"Cancer incidence and mortality have been increasing in China, making cancer the leading cause of death since 2000 and a major public health problem in the country."
Most common forms of cancers:

Men
  1. lung
  2. stomach
  3. esophagus
  4. liver
  5. colorectum 
Women
  1. breast
  2. lung
  3. bronchus
  4. stomach
  5. colorectum
  6. esophagus
Five leading causes of cancer death among both men and women in China.
  1. cancers of the lung and bronchus
  2. stomach
  3. liver
  4. esophagus
  5. colorectum
The largest contributor to avoidable cancer deaths is chronic infection next is tobacco making.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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