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Breast cancer still leads as most common cancer type

Claire Davies

Editor and head of content

Health 10.20.2016 / 10:00


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Kantar Health's global oncology data

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, and is the most frequent cancer among women. In the US and the UK, breast cancer ranks the highest among all cancer types.

In the US, 17% of Americans have had breast cancer, while 13% have had prostate cancer. Similar numbers appear in the UK, with 16% of Brits having had breast cancer, and 14% prostate cancer. With numerous effective treatment options and early-detection programs, breast cancer has a global five-year prevalence, more than any other cancer. 

Kantar Health’s National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) and CancerMPact uncover data around oncology on a global scale. In the US and EU5, early-stage patients are more likely to undergo breast conserving surgery (BCS) along with radiotherapy (RT). More aggressive surgical procedures, such as mastectomies, are more often reserved for advanced Stage III patients.

Japan  is similar to the US and EU5 in use of BCS and RT; however, about one-quarter of the patients in Stage I-II may undergo a mastectomy, which is higher than the rate observed in the US and EU5. 

Source: Kantar Health

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