Cancer – a problem which the people of the 11 countries with the lowest cancer rates in the world should not worry about too much. Not quite as much as their counterparts, the 11 countries with the highest cancer rates in the world. Just like in that article, here we have a laid-out list of eleven countries which, this time, are estimated to have the lowest cancer incidence per a hundred thousand people of a specifically picked age group.
However, due to the purely statistical nature of this list, you should not view it as a reflection of how healthy the life in these countries is or how good a cancer treatment can be received there. It should be plain to see, due to the fact that some of these countries have some of the worst life expectancy rates in the world, many people see their final days at an age in which cancer is a lot less likely to occur. On the opposite side of things, the countries where people live to be older and also lead a more unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles, can be found in the linked list with the highest cancer development rates in the world.
In worldwide culture, cancer is still the subject of certain social taboos. While lots of other illnesses offer a far worse prognosis than many types of cancer today, it is chosen by society in developed countries as a sort of contemporary plague that is on the rise. However, many cancer types, in their early stages, offer quite a bright prognosis and not as heavy of a treatment with the medical advances we have nowadays. Take for example heart disease, which has a far less chance to be successfully treated and ultimately leads to death in most cases. It is not as widely discussed and campaigned against as cancer.
Even so, people throughout the ages have chosen some quite nonsensical courses of treatment for a strictly physical disease. While in the past people were superstitious and uneducated, today’s “alternative treatment” hype is nearing a grotesque magnitude. However, let’s take a look at some countries where all this is a very distant topic.
11. Equatorial Guinea
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 86.4
Equatorial Guinea is one of the many Guineas you can find on the map, which is the set-off point on our list, making just above eighty six cases per a hundred thousand people.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 85.7
Mauritania makes the tenth spot with close to eighty-six cases per a hundred thousand people in a standardized age group.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 85.2
The lush country of Nepal, where the life expectancy is not nearly as bad as most of the other contenders, makes the ninth spot with a little above eighty-five per a hundred thousand.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 83.1
The next Guinea of the bunch, Guinea-Bissau takes the eighth spot with incidence a little above eighty three per a hundred thousand.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 82.7
Namibia too has a life expectancy of well over sixty years on average, which makes it a country that just suffers less cancer cases naturally, not statistically.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 82.1
Oman has a higher than the average for their region life expectancy and some of the lowest cancer rates worldwide. However, the country is third worst in cases of hypertension.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 80.4
Yemen makes the fifth spot on the list of the 11 countries with the lowest cancer rates in the world with a little over eighty per a hundred thousand of the population.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 79.2
In the feet of the Himalayan peaks lies the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, one of the leaders in low cancer incidence with less than eighty per a hundred thousand people.
3. Cape Verde
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 74.9
Cape Verde, or Cape Green in English, is a beautiful archipelago nation where people are also less likely to develop cancer to the point of being the third least cancerous place globally.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 68.2
Gambia’s life expectancy barely reaches fifty-eight, making the average person get to the final days of their life at an age where cancer incidence begins to increase in likelihood.
Number of age standardized patients per 100 000: 63.4
Niger makes the leader in low cancer occurrence, topping the list of the 11 countries with the lowest cancer rates in the world with a little over sixty-three per a hundred thousand. That is about seven more than the average life expectancy.