Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration and Awasthi A. Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality,Years of Life Lost, Years Lived with Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-years for 32 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2015, A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Dec 3. DOI.org/10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.5688
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Between 2005 and 2015, cancer cases increased by 33 percent, mostly due to population aging and growth plus changes in age-specific cancer rates.Globally, the chances of developing cancer during a lifetime were 1 in 3 for men and 1 in 4 for women.Prostate cancer was the most common cancer globally in men (1.6 million cases); tracheal, bronchus and lung (TBL) cancer was the leading cause of cancer deaths for men. In India head and neck cancer was most frequent cancer, caused due to tobacco chewing.Breast cancer was the most common cancer for women (2.4 million cases) and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, same trend follows in India also. The most common childhood cancers were leukemia, other neoplasms, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and brain and nervous system cancers.