Table 29.1Number of Cancer Deaths and DALYs Lost to Cancer, by World Bank Region and Country Income Level, 2001

East Asia and the PacificEurope and Central AsiaLatin America and the CaribbeanMiddle East and North AfricaSouth AsiaSub-Saharan AfricaLow-and middle-income countriesHigh-income countries
Cancer siteDeathsDALYs lostDeathsDALYs lostDeathsDALYs lostDeathsDALYs lostDeathsDALYs lostDeathsDALYs lostDeathsDALYs lostDeathsDALYs lost
Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers387,0005,333,000165,0002,323,00055,000728,00020,000283,000129,0001,807,00015,000225,000771,00010,701,000456,0005,397,000
Stomach cancer442,0006,134,000101,0001,376,00057,000735,00018,000252,00045,000629,00033,000487,000696,0009,616,000146,0001,628,000
Liver cancer373,0005,923,00028,000379,00021,000277,0009,000138,00027,000464,00046,000762,000505,0007,945,000102,0001,223,000
Esophageal cancer232,0003,217,00021,000288,00016,000215,0005,00072,00080,0001,116,00024,000343,000380,0005,252,00058,000702,000
Colorectal cancer159,0002,334,00096,0001,290,00037,000485,00010,000164,00035,000499,00020,000291,000357,0005,060,000257,0003,175,000
Breast cancer93,0001,730,00063,0001,058,00037,000642,00014,000273,00076,0001,246,00034,000574,000317,0005,527,000155,0002,509,000
Mouth and oropharyngeal cancers66,0001,064,00027,000426,00014,000204,0005,00078,000140,0002,020,00019,000284,000271,0004,078,00041,000576,000
Cervix uteri cancer47,000805,00019,000356,00026,000494,0005,00093,00083,0001,423,00038,000627,000218,0003,799,00017,000319,000
Lymphomas and multiple myeloma42,000753,00023,000375,00024,000383,00012,000232,00082,0001,401,00034,000622,000216,0003,770,000115,0001,362,000
Leukemia76,0001,652,00027,000462,00022,000444,00014,000307,00038,000851,00014,000245,000190,0003,965,00073,000919,000
Prostate cancer16,000164,00025,000283,00037,000340,0006,00064,00021,000210,00040,000416,000145,0001,479,000119,0001,212,000
Pancreatic cancer37,000544,00035,000481,00020,000248,0004,00055,00013,000176,0008,000117,000117,0001,621,000110,0001,232,000
Bladder cancer30,000348,00024,000300,0009,000100,00015,000214,00030,000408,00010,000133,000117,0001,504,00059,000670,000
Ovarian cancer25,000464,00021,000350,0009,000152,0002,00042,00021,000327,0009,000152,00086,0001,488,00046,000651,000
Corpus uteri cancer8,000175,00017,000349,00012,000254,0001,00022,0004,00066,0003,00041,00044,000908,00027,000586,000
Melanoma and other skin cancers5,00066,00011,000160,0007,00097,0001,00019,0003,00041,0008,000118,00035,000501,00030,000409,000
Other malignant neoplasms104,0001,640,000123,0001,901,00082,0001,263,00026,000440,00026,0001,444,00055,000844,000490,0007,538,000257,0003,316,000
Total (all malignant neoplasms)2,142,00032,346,000826,00012,157,000485,0007,061,000167,0002,748,000853,00014,128,000410,0006,281,0004,955,00074,752,0002,068,00025,886,000

Source: Mathers and others forthcoming.

Note: For an explanation of how DALYs are computed, see chapter 15 of this volume.

From: Chapter 29, Health Service Interventions for Cancer Control in Developing Countries

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