Which Countries Have the Highest Rates of the World’s Most Common Cancers? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Cancer occurs worldwide, and commonly – in 2012, there were an estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases globally, according to the World Cancer Research Fund. But not all cancers are created equally. Certain countries have higher rates of some cancers and lower of others, depending on a number of factors, including health care access, environment, diet, and lifestyle choices.

Here’s a look at which countries have the highest rates of the world’s most common cancers – lung (13 percent of all cancers), breast (11.9 percent), colorectal (9.7 percent), prostate (7.9 percent), and stomach (6.8 percent).

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