Breast cancer incidences now the most common…
According to WHO, in 2020, cancer is a leading cause of death.
The most common NEW cases were breast cancer (2.26 millions)! It has overtaken lung cancer’s place!
New cases of lung cancer is in the second place (2.21 million cases), followed by colon and rectum (1.93 million cases); prostate; skin (non-melanoma); and stomach (1.09 million cases).
Cervical cancer is not in this top list. It used to be higher than breast cancer decades ago. Have systematic screenings and HPV vaccination played a big role?
The most common causes of cancer DEATH in 2020 were: lung (1.80 million deaths); colon and rectum; liver ; stomach; and then breast (685 000 deaths).
Breast cancer incidences is now the most common… displacing lung cancer.
Have increased awareness and early screenings increase the number?
Have these strategies conversely lower the number of breast cancer deaths, as compared to the other cancers?