CANCER US & INDIA

1M US cancer cases  compared to 1M in India

The following table compares the cancer incidence rates of India and the U.S. for 2008. The numbers given are per 100,000 of population.

Source: World Health Organization, GLOBOCAN, 2008 data

 

 

Male

Female

 

India

USA

India

USA

         

Lung

10.9

49.5

2.5

36.2

Colorectal

4.3

34.1

3.5

25.0

Prostate

3.7

83.8

Breast

22.9

76.0

Melanoma of skin

0.1

16.3

0.1

12.8

Kidney

1.1

16.1

0.7

8.7

Bladder

2.8

21.1

0.6

5.8

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

3.0

16.3

1.8

11.5

Leukemia

3.5

12.1

2.6

7.9

Testis

0.6

5.1

Liver

3.2

7.0

1.2

2.2

Pancreas

1.1

8.0

0.8

6.1

Gallbladder

1.3

1.9

2.4

1.6

Corpus uteri

1.9

16.5

Cervix uteri

27.0

5.5

Ovary

5.7

8.8

Brain, nervous system

2.5

6.3

1.7

4.9

Thyroid

0.7

4.6

1.8

15.1

Hodgkin lymphoma

0.9

2.6

0.4

2.2

Multiple myeloma

0.9

4.8

0.7

3.0

Stomach

4.7

5.7

2.9

2.8

Larynx

4.6

4.4

0.6

1.1

Lip, oral cavity

9.8

7.3

5.2

2.8

Pharynx

8.8

4.6

2.0

1.1

Esophagus

6.5

5.8

4.2

1.2

         

All cancers (*)

92.9

335.0

105.5

274.4

 

(*) Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer

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