Most Fatal Cancers in South Africa

Two datasets that explore causes of death due to cancer in South Africa, drawing on data from the Revised Burden of Disease estimates for the Comparative Risk Factor Assessment for South Africa, 2000.

The number and percentage of deaths due to cancer by cause are ranked for persons, males and females in the tables below.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer in SA accounting for 17% of all cancer deaths. This is followed by oesophagus Ca which accounts for 13%, cervix cancer accounting for 8%, breast cancer accounting for 8% and liver cancer which accounts for 6% of all cancers. Many more males suffer from lung and oesophagus cancer than females.

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Last Updated October 22, 2015, 20:50 (UTC)
Created October 22, 2015, 20:46 (UTC)