Burden of Cancer

 

Malignant neoplasms, malignant tumors or cancers, are leading causes of death in the Region of the Americas. An estimated 40% of cancers can be prevented through healthy lifestyles. A third of cancers can be diagnosed at early stages through screening and early detection programs. All people with cancer can benefit from appropriate treatment and palliative care.

This visualization presents the level and trends of mortality and burden of malignant neoplasms (all malignant cancers combined), 23 types of cancer, and a group of other malignant neoplasms, by age, sex, and year across countries of the Americas from 2000 to 2019.