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Table 1 The main 5 most commonly diagnosed cancer types and age-standardized incidence rate in 2018 in China, UK, USA, and worldwide.

From: Current cancer situation in China: good or bad news from the 2018 Global Cancer Statistics?

China UK USA Worldwide
Tumor location Cases (%) ASR (worldwide, 1/105) Tumor location Cases (%) ASR (worldwide, 1/105) Tumor location Cases (%) ASR (worldwide, 1/105) Tumor location Cases (%) ASR (worldwide, 1/105)
Both sexes
Lung 774,323 (18.1) 35.1 Prostate 56,401 (12.6) 80.7 Breast 234,087 (11.0) 84.9 Lung 2,093,876 (11.6) 22.5
Colorectum 521,490 (12.2) 23.7 Breast 55,439 (12.4) 93.6 Lung 227,356 (10.7) 35.1 Breast 2,088,849 (11.6) 46.3
Stomach 456,124 (10.6) 20.7 Lung 52,320 (11.7) 32.5 Prostate 212,783 (10.0) 75.7 Colorectum 1,849,518 (10.2) 19.7
Liver 392,868 (9.2) 18.3 Colorectum 47,892 (10.7) 32.1 Colorectum 155,098 (7.3) 25.6 Prostate 1,276,106 (7.1) 29.3
Breast 367,900 (8.6) 36.1 Skin melanoma 17,852 (4.0) 15.0 Bladder 82,501 (3.9) 12.0 Stomach 1,033,701 (5.7) 11.1
All 4,285,033 (100.0) 201.7 All 446,942 (100.0) 319.2 All 2,129,118 (100.0) 352.2 All 18,078,957 (100.0) 197.9
Male
Lung 518,547 (21.9) 47.8 Prostate 56,401 (23.6) 80.7 Prostate 212,783 (18.5) 75.7 Lung 1,368,524 (14.5) 31.5
Stomach 319,470 (13.5) 29.5 Lung 27,008 (11.3) 35.5 Lung 121,408 (10.6) 40.1 Prostate 1,276,106 (13.5) 29.3
Colorectum 303,853 (12.8) 28.1 Colorectum 26,551 (11.1) 37.8 Colorectum 80,829 (7.0) 28.8 Colorectum 1,026,215 (10.9) 23.6
Liver 292,898 (12.4) 27.6 Skin melanoma 9200 (3.8) 15.0 Bladder 63,263 (5.5) 20.0 Stomach 683,754 (7.2) 15.7
Esophagus 214,090 (9.0) 19.7 Bladder 8826 (3.7) 10.8 Skin melanoma 42,108 (3.7) 14.9 Liver 596,574 (6.3) 13.9
All 2,366,010 (100.0) 223.0 All 239,387 (100.0) 344.7 All 1,147,251 (100.0) 393.2 All 9,456,418 (100.0) 218.6
Female
Breast 367,900 (19.2) 36.1 Breast 55,439 (26.7) 93.6 Breast 234,087 (23.8) 84.9 Breast 2,088,849 (24.2) 46.3
Lung 255,776 (13.3) 22.8 Lung 25,312 (12.2) 30.2 Lung 105,948 (10.8) 30.8 Colorectum 823,303 (9.5) 16.3
Colorectum 217,637 (11.3) 19.4 Colorectum 21,341 (10.3) 27.0 Colorectum 74,269 (7.6) 22.6 Lung 725,352 (8.4) 14.6
Thyroid 147,618 (7.7) 15.8 Corpus uteri 10,677 (5.1) 15.6 Corpus uteri 57,004 (5.8) 20.1 Cervix uteri 569,847 (6.6) 13.1
Stomach 136,654 (7.1) 12.3 Skin melanoma 8652 (4.2) 15.3 Thyroid 46,348 (4.7) 22.3 Thyroid 436,344 (5.1) 10.2
All 1,919,023 (100.0) 182.6 All 207,555 (100.0) 299.8 All 981,867 (100.0) 321.2 All 8,622,539 (100.0) 182.6
  1. UK, the United Kingdom; USA, the United States of America; ASR, age-standardized rate