Although this is a topic that most people don’t like to talk about, this list will bring you 12 countries with the highest breast cancer rates in the world, and hopefully, raise the awareness of this cruel disease.
Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor among women in the developed world. On the other hand, although very rarely, males can also suffer from breast cancer. This type of cancer is manifested by the appearance of new cell formation in breasts, while tumor cells can be separated and reach the distant parts of the body, where they stop and begin further growth and reproduction, or create a new tumor through the blood or lymph. This process is known as metastasis, that is, metastatic breast cancer. The most common breast cancer metastasis affects the liver, lungs, bones, brain and lymph nodes. Breast cancer statistics worldwide are horrifying, and, according to the WHO breast cancer statistics, it has been estimated that over 508,000 women died in 2011 due to this illness. It has also been said that it is typical and equally dangerous for both women from developed countries, and those from less developed parts of the world.
While the list will deal with the countries at the top, it is also very important to know what country has the lowest cancer rates. According to our research about the countries with the lowest cancer rates in the world from 2015, it is Niger, where the number of age standardized patients in 100,000 is only 63.4. There are numerous statistics regarding breast cancer on the Internet, and some of the most useful ones are provided by the Globocan breast cancer statistics. According to them, 1.67 million new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2012, with 883,000 cases in less developed parts of the world and 794,000 in the developed regions. Regarding the range of mortality, there is data that it can range from 6 per 100,000 people in Eastern Asia to 20 per 100,000 people in Western Africa.
However, medical professionals and scientists strive to find the cure at least for some cancer types, and fortunately, there are many cases where they actually managed it. There are some hospitals worldwide that are famous for their successful treatments, so don’t miss the list of 10 best cancer hospitals in the world. Although there are many research centers that deal with not just breast cancer, but cancer in general, I wanted to find the most credible research and make my list according to it. Apparently, that is the research conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund International. At the beginning, I was confused that almost all of the articles are based on this 2012 research, wondering why there are no breast cancer statistics 2017, or for some more recent years. Eventually, I managed to discover an appropriate explanation for this, and it is quite simple actually. Since those who deal with the research want to have very credible and precise information, they collect the data for many years to do analyses. In most cases, they need to know about survival rates 5 years after a breast cancer diagnosis, so they need to wait for that period and then start to sort and analyze the data. So, even though the most recent data is from 2012, it only means the data was carefully collected, analyzed and prepared. If you are interested in the statistics on other types of cancer, you can check them out in our article on 11 Countries With the Highest Cancer Rates in the World from 2015.
Without further ado, let’s see those unfortunate countries with the highest breast cancer rates in the world.