Cancer: Fact sheets

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2012
  • PAHO. Childhood Cancer in the Americas, 2014

    PAHO. Childhood Cancer in the Americas, 2012Leukemias and brain and central nervous system cancers are the most common types of childhood cancers. Leukemia accounts for about 1/3 of cases and acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common leukemia.

  • PAHO. Cancer in the Region of the Americas, 2014

    PAHO. FactSheet: Cancer in the Region of the Americas, 2012Cancer is a leading cause of death in the Americas. In 2012, cancer accounted for 1.3 million deaths. About 47% of the cancer deaths occurred in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

2005
  • WHO/UICC. Global Action Against Cancer, 2005

    WHO/UICC. Global Action Against Cancer, 2005 Our knowledge about the prevention and treatment of cancer is increasing, yet the number of new cases grows every year. If the trend continues, 16 million people will discover they have cancer in 2020, two-thirds of them in newly-industrialized and developing countries.


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