About Cancer

One in five men, and one in six women, worldwide will develop cancer in their lifetime.

For detailed information on the incidence of cancer and other information of interest, we suggest the following links:

The Global Cancer Observatory

The Global Cancer Observatory(GCO) is an interactive web-based platform with global cancer statistics to aid in cancer monitoring and research. The platform aims to provide a visualization of cancer indicators as a means of illustrating the changing scale, epidemiological profile and impact of the disease worldwide, using data from several key projects within IARC’s Cancer Surveillance Branch (CSU), including GLOBOCAN; Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5); International Incidence of Childhood Cancer (IICC), and Cancer Survival in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Central America (SurvCan).

World Cancer Research Fund

Cancer prevention is one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century. Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations work together as an overarching approach to healthy living to prevent cancer by changing dietary patterns, reducing alcohol consumption, increasing physical activity and achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. Read our blog here.

Adopting a healthy diet and sustained physical activity as a lifelong habit not only requires action from individuals but also a concerted, joint effort from all sectors of society, including civil society, the private sector, and the health and other professions. Read more about policy action for cancer prevention here.

Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM)

In honor of World Cancer Day, the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology publishes an annual report on cancer figures in Spain that collects data on the incidence, mortality, survival rate and prevalence of cancer in the country. The report aims to offer health professionals, researchers and the general population the most up-to-date data on cancer in Spain, comparing some of them with those of neighboring countries.