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596 Thousand new cases of cancer are estimated in Brazil in 2016

596 Thousand new cases of cancer are estimated in Brazil in 2016

On World Cancer Day, February 4, the National Cancer Institute (INCA) launched the estimate of new cases of the disease in Brazil in the biennium 2016-2017. The numbers complement those released on November 27, 2015, National Cancer Day.

According to the agency, 596 thousand new cases of cancer are predicted in Brazil in 2016, with women accounting for the largest number of cases , 300 thousand and the men 295 thousand. Only cases of non-melanoma skin cancer, according to the forecast, will be approximately 175,000 diagnoses (94,910 in women and 80,850 in men). Among men the most incident will be prostate cancer with 61,200 new cases a year, followed by lung cancer (17,330), colon and rectum (16,660), stomach (12,920) and oral cavity (11,140). In women, breast cancer stands out with 57,960 new cases. Most of the new cases will be located in the Southeast (291,000), South (291,000), South (291,000), and South (291,000) (131 thousand) and Northeast (107 thousand).

Pediatric tumors

Child and adolescent cancer, corresponding to those diagnosed in children and adolescents between 0 and 19 years of age, is a group of diseases that have different characteristics from those presented in adults, so they have an estimate of their own. By the year 2016, 12,600 new cases of cancer are expected in children and adolescents up to 19 years of age, excluding non-melanoma skin tumors. This type of disease is considered rare, with incidence of malignant tumors corresponding between 1% and 3% in most populations, according to INCA data. The Southeast Region will have the highest number of cases, approximately 6,050, followed by the Northeast with 2,750.

Related factors

Among the data highlighted in this study, the Inca points out the relation of tobacco with several types of cancer, such as lung, cavida oral, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, kidney, bladder, cervix and leukemias. In addition, smoking is linked to 30% of deaths from the disease.

In addition, they point to the relationship of eating with cancers, such as the processed meat issue, as suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Most of the new cases will be located in the Southeast (291,000) regions, and in the Southeast region (291,000). South (131 thousand) and Northeast (107 thousand). This is justified because they are the regions with the greatest population concentration.


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