Cancer in the Americas
In the Americas, cancer is the second leading cause of death, where are an estimated 4 million people were newly diagnosed and 1.4 million people died from the disease in 2020. Approximately, 57% of new cancer cases and 47% of cancer deaths occurred in people 69 years of age and younger, in the prime of their lives.
The most frequently diagnosed types of cancer among men are: prostate (21.7%), lung (8.9%), colorectal (7.8%), bladder (4.5%) and melanoma of the skin (3.4%). Among women, the types of cancer with the highest incidence are: breast (25.4%), lung (8.5%), colorectal (7.9%), thyroid (5 %) and cervical (3.8%)
The type of cancers with the highest mortality in men are: lung (18%), prostate (11.1%), colorectal (9.4%), liver (6.1%) and stomach ( 5.6%). The cancers that cause the most deaths among women are: breast (13.2%), lung (12.3%), colorectal (7%), cervicouterino (5.3% ) and ovary (3,9%)