Lung cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death worldwide because of inadequate tobacco control policies.
Breast cancer accounts for almost a quarter of new cancer cases among women worldwide.
Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in low-HDI countries.
Many low- and middle-income countries are transitioning from infection-related cancers to lifestyle-related cancers.
The growing population of cancer survivors represents a global challenge for survivors and their families, employers, healthcare systems and governments.
By Lindsey Torre
on October 1, 2019