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Infographic: Number of people with cancer has more than doubled since 1990

How many people in the world have cancer? Globally, it’s estimated that 42 million people across the world suffered from any of the forms of cancer. This number has more than doubled since 1990 when an estimated 19 million had cancer. The chart below shows the total number of people with cancer across all countries of the world.

Also shown in the charts below is the breakdown of cancer numbers by type. As we explored above, the prevalence of breast cancer is highest globally; an estimated 8 million had breast cancer in 2016; 6.3 million had colon & rectum; 5.7 million with prostate; and over 2.8 million with tracheal, bronchus & lung cancer.

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