In 2020, breast cancer became the most commonly diagnosed cancer type in the world; there were more than 2.26 million new cases of breast cancer and almost 685 000 deaths from breast cancer worldwide. Breast cancer was the most common cause of cancer death in women and the fifth most common cause of cancer death overall.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (Q&A)
What has changed since IARC released the previous global cancer data in 2018?
What factors explain the observation that female breast cancer has surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide?
Does this mean that breast cancer is not being efficiently tackled?