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Estimated Cancer Mortality Worldwide in 2012: Men (click here)

April 25, 2014
By Roxanne Nelson

Cancer mortality rates (click here) in Russia greatly exceed those in Europe and the United States, according to a report on the challenges to effective cancer control in China, India, and Russia, which was published in the April issue of the Lancet Oncology. About a quarter (26%) of all cancer patients will die within a year of their diagnosis, although this rate varies considerably by geographic region.

Russia is both a high-income country and an emerging economy, as defined by the World Bank. But despite this distinction, life expectancies have not risen in line with the increasing wealth of the country and, notably, cancer accounts for 15% of all deaths.

In Russia, the overall risk of dying from cancer is about 60%, which is higher than the 40% in the United Kingdom and the 33% in the United States.

The mortality-to-incidence ratio, an indirect measure of cancer survival, is higher for Russian men than Russian women (0.72 vs 0.49). It is also higher than for American men (0.36) and European men (0.44).

Graphic at right is from same source as above, but, this is "Estimated Cancer Incidences Worldwide 2012: Women." There is one distinctive word in that title. Incidence. That is different from above that states Mortality. Thank you. 

There are a number of reasons Russia faces such a daunting cancer burden, according to the report. For one, economic disparities are extreme and people living outside of major cities have inadequate access to cancer care facilities. The distribution of facilities throughout the country is uneven, and the disparity is most pronounced when comparing urban and rural areas....

President Donald Trump admires Russia for all the wrong reasons!