June 3, 2018 – Increase in lifestyle-related cancers over past decade spotlights need for prevention

A recently published study found that cases of lifestyle-related cancers increased universally, while cases of cancers from infectious causes—including stomach cancers – decreased between 2006 and 2016. The 2016 rankings for the best and worst countries for stomach cancer according to number of new cases showed South Korea as the worst country with 44.5 new cases per 100,000 people and Namibia as the best country with 2.7 new cases per 100,000 people. Globally, there are 17.3 new cases for every 100,000 people. In terms of deaths, Mongolia is the worst country with 44.0 deaths per 100,000 people and Maldives is the best country with 3.2 deaths per 100,000 people. Globally, 12.6 people die in every 100,000 people.
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