Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Countries With The Highest Cancer Rates In The World 2016-2017. Cancer is a disease that will all dread and wish never to have. Some people even prefer Hiv/Aids to cancer because with Hiv/Aids you can live with it for over 30 years but with cancer that isn’t the case. Cancer has spread across the world especially in the West. Cancer is very deadly as it weakens the body’s immune system hence making the infected person susceptible to other diseases. By 2008 there were 12.7 million cancer patients in the world, out of this 6.1 million were women and the rest were men. This clearly shows how cancer is spreading at a fast rate. There are different types of cancers in the world, they are usually named according to the place they infect. Of all the common cancers in the world, lung cancer is the most prevalent. It is followed closely with breast cancer and then followed by prostate cancer. Cancer is very severe, it is predicted that by 2030, the number of cancer patients in the world will be at 21 million.
Diseases are usually associated with poverty and poor sanitation; these characteristics are chronic in 3rd world countries as poverty is very severe in such countries. The odd thing with cancer is that its prevalence is severe in 1st world countries than 3rd countries. Let’s see which countries are these that have the highest cancer prevalence.
List of Top 10 Countries With The Highest Cancer Rates In The World 2016-2017
10. CZECH REPUBLIC:
This magnificent country called the Czech Republic is on number ten as per this list. The cancer that is most prevalent in the Czech Republic is the skin cancer commonly called the melanoma. Out of a population of a hundred thousand Czech Republic citizens, 648 are usually women who are infected with the disease and 736 are also mean who are infected with the disease. If you calculate this, you will find the rate at which people die because of skin cancer in Czech Republic is at a rate of 263 deaths per one hundred thousand. Prostate, lung and breast cancer are also very common in the Czech Republic.
Canada is a first world country and as stated on the introduction, 1st world countries are the countries with the most cancer cases. Canada suffers from high mortality and cancer rates. The major reason for this that there is slow diagnosis of cancer cases and also most of the Canadian is aging. Though the mortality rate is increasing due to cancer, the Canadian government is taking measures to curb this.
By the 2012, the total number of cancer cases in Norway was reported to be at 30.99. The most common types of cancers affecting Norwegians is prostate, breast, colon and lung cancers. The cases are usually reported on people above 70 years.
By the 1954, breast cancer rates were already being monitored in Belgium. Breast cancer is the most cancer in Belgium. The rate at which breast cancer is becoming more common in Belgium has made the government to take measures to curb it. it most affects age gaps of 35 to 69 years.
6. UNITED STATES:
The total number of cancer cases and deaths in USA by the end of 2015 was 589,480. This number is quite high due to the imbalanced nature of the American lifestyle, many Americans smoke and also consume large quantities of alcohol. This has caused the USA government to increase the number of medical facilities that can treat cancer patients.
5. NEW ZEALAND:
The Kiwis are intelligent and educate people but cancer is very common in New Zealand. This has raised many eyebrows in New Zealand. The type of cancer that is most common is breast cancers as around 3000 women are infected with the disease.
The cause of cancer prognosis in France is due to dietary supplements that are very popular in France. 29% of the French men are suffering from cancer and 2% of the women are also suffering from it. The other causes of cancer are alcohol consumption and smoking.
The number of cases that are reported annually in Australia are 126800 cases and this number is expected to increase by fifty thousand by the year 2020. Cancer is the causes more deaths in Australia than any other disease. Due to most people in Australia being of old age, the number of cancer cases has always been high. Breast and lung cancer are the most common cancers in Australia.
This is one country that has the 2nd highest cancer cases in the world but the causes for the high cancer rates isn’t due to lifestyle causes but majorly due to genetic factors.
It is commonly referred as the cancer capital. In Denmark, in a thousand people, 326 people are suffering from cancer. The major reason for this high prevalence of cancer in Denmark is die to most of the women in Denmark are smokers and consume alcohol in large amounts.
So, these are the world’s top 10 Countries With The Highest Cancer Rates In 2016-2017. Cancer prevalence is on the rise in most countries of the world. Though many countries are taking measures to curb this high prevalence of cancer, the lifestyle of majority of their citizens is causing this high prevalence in the countries.