Which are the countries with the highest cancer rates in the world in 2018? Can you guess these countries? Keep reading Insider Monkey’s compilation to check your answers. In 2015 alone, almost nine million people in the world gave their lives to cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 70% of these deaths occurred in low and middle-income nations, the less developed ones to be precise. While that is expected since patients in poor countries do not have access to cancer treatments as readily as patients in developed countries do, incidents of cancer are actually more common in more advanced countries. The thing to understand is that cancer rates by country and cancer death rates by country are completely different matters, and will yield entirely distinct results. The former phrase will provide you with a list of mostly European well-settled countries while the latter will present mostly African poverty-stricken states.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four countries with the highest cancer rates in the world in 2018 from their list.
The first one is The Czech Republic. The country that hosts Prague and several beautiful castles appears to be too dreamy a place to be riddled with cancer patients, but statistics show that it is one of the nations in the world where cancer is most frequent. The second country on our short list should be New Caledonia. While New Caledonia is technically a part of France, being a special collectivity of France, we have taken it as a separate entry due to it being in a completely different area of the world than France, in the southwestern region of the Pacific Ocean to be exact (close to Australia). Nonetheless, New Caledonia’s cancer rates are actually much better than France’s. The third country is South Korea, which surprised me. South Korea stands out starkly from the rest of the pack due to the fact that it is the only Asian country on our list of countries with the highest cancer rates in the world in 2018, which otherwise almost completely contains European and American constituents. At last, but not least we are mentioning Belgium. While the risk of death from cancer keeps decreasing in Belgium, the risk of a cancer diagnosis keeps increasing with 12,000 more cases expected in 2025 compared to 2013.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 countries with the highest cancer rates in the world in 2018.