List Notes: Cancer rate is 100,000 persons per year and is age-standardized. An age-standardized rate is the rate that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardization is necessary when comparing several populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of cancer. Cumulative risk is the risk of getting or dying from the disease before age 75. It is expressed as the number of new-born children (out of 100) who would be expected to develop/die from cancer before the age of 75 in the absence of other causes of death. Data excludes non-melanoma skin cancer.
Please note: According to GLOBOCAN the increasing availability of incidence data from cancer registries and mortality data from vital statistics offices, coupled with the fine-tuning of the estimation methods means that the current incidence and mortality estimates for 2012 cannot be directly compared to estimates from previous versions (e.g. GLOBOCAN 2008). Thus data and country rankings have changed from the previous list found on Top 5 of Anything.com.