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Lifetime probability of developing cancer - 2002

 Cancer   Male ( 1 in )   Female ( 1 in ) 
All Cancers 2.4 2.9
Lung 11.0 20.0
Colorectal 16.0 18.0
Prostate 9.0 -
Breast - 9.5


Worldwide Cancer Incidence & Mortality

 Worldwide   Males   Females 
Incidence 5,300,000 5,000,000
Mortality 3,920,000 3,190,000


Lifetime Probability of Developing & Dying of Cancer - Male All Ages

 Cancer   Developing
1 in                %
 Dying
1 in                %
All Cancers 2.4 40.9 3.7 26.9
Prostate 8.1 12.3 26.1 3.8
Lung 11.0 9.1 12.2 8.2
Colorectal 15.8 6.3 34.8 2.9


Lifetime Probability of Developing & Dying of Cancer - Female All Ages

 Cancer   Developing
1 in                %
 Dying
1 in                %
All Cancers 2.9 35.0 4.5 22.4
Breast 9.3 10.8 25.3 4.0
Lung 21.4 4.7 23.6 4.2
Colorectal 17.9 5.6 37.3 2.7

Source: The National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2002