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Table 1 Leading cancers in men and women in Africa (Source: Globocan 2012)

From: African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer: position and vision for cancer research on the African Continent

Site Deaths Adjusted Ratea Cumulative Riskb
Men
 Prostate 42,802 17.0 1.5
 Liver 37,012 11.8 1.3
 Lung 19,430 7.0 0.8
 Kaposi sarcoma 16,343 4.9 0.5
 Colorectum 15,102 5.1 0.6
 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 15,021 4.3 0.4
 Oesophagus 14,702 5.3 0.6
 Stomach 12,000 4.1 0.5
 Leukaemia 11,638 3.1 0.3
 Bladder 9362 3.5 0.4
 Pancreas 6424 2.3 0.3
 Lip, oral cavity 6083 2.1 0.2
 Brain, nervous system 5415 1.6 0.2
 Larynx 4258 1.5 0.2
 Kidney 4155 1.1 0.1
 Nasopharynx 3478 1.1 0.1
 Hodgkin lymphoma 2834 0.8 0.1
 Other pharynx 2631 0.9 0.1
 Multiple myeloma 2573 0.9 0.1
 Melanoma of skin 1543 0.5 0.1
Women
 Breast 63,160 17.3 1.8
 Cervix uteri 60,098 17.5 2
 Liver 19,045 5.6 0.6
 Colorectum 14,270 4.2 0.5
 Ovary 13,085 3.8 0.4
 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 11,427 2.9 0.3
 Oesophagus 10,542 3.3 0.4
 Stomach 9801 3.0 0.3
 Leukaemia 9483 2.4 0.3
 Kaposi sarcoma 9184 2.2 0.2
 Lung 7653 2.4 0.3
 Pancreas 5280 1.6 0.2
 Brain, nervous system 4581 1.2 0.1
 Lip, oral cavity 4258 1.3 0.1
 Corpus uteri 4030 1.3 0.2
 Kidney 4014 0.9 0.1
 Thyroid 3979 1.3 0.2
 Bladder 3906 1.2 0.1
 Gallbladder 2796 0.9 0.1
 Multiple myeloma 2494 0.8 0.1
  1. aAge-adjusted rate per 100,000 population
  2. bCumulative Risk ages 0–74 in %