The lowest incidence rates are found in most African countries but here breast cancer incidence rates are also increasing. Breast cancer survival rates vary greatly worldwide, ranging from 80% or over in North America, Sweden and Japan to around 60% in middle-income countries and below 40% in low-income countries (Coleman et al., 2008).
The latest worldwide cancer incidence statistics for the UK for Health Professionals. See data for cancer type, trends over time, prevalence and more. Cancer incidence rates projected increase 2018-2040, worldwide. The four most common types of cancer worldwide are lung, female breast, bowel (including anus).
The four most common cancers occurring worldwide are lung, female breast, bowel and prostate cancer. These four account for more than four in ten of all cancers diagnosed worldwide. Worldwide there will be 27.5 million new cases of cancer each year by 2040. UK incidence is .