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Incidence in 2014 - Both Sexes

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Colorectum 4,979 16.8% 68.8
2 Lung 4,674 15.8% 64.5
3 Breast 3,883 13.1% 53.6
4 Liver 1,847 6.2% 25.5
5 Prostate 1,709 5.8% 51.1
6 Stomach 1,146 3.9% 15.8
7 Corpus uteri 997 3.4% 25.6
8 Non-melanoma skin 941 3.2% 13.0
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 918 3.1% 12.7
10 Nasopharynx 834 2.8% 11.5
All Sites 29,618 100.0% 409.0
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Colorectum 4,769 16.5% 66.4
2 Lung 4,631 16.0% 64.4
3 Breast 3,544 12.2% 49.3
4 Liver 1,852 6.4% 25.8
5 Prostate 1,655 5.7% 49.7
6 Stomach 1,100 3.8% 15.3
7 Non-melanoma skin 997 3.4% 13.9
8 Corpus uteri 942 3.3% 24.4
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 877 3.0% 12.2
10 Nasopharynx 841 2.9% 11.7
All Sites 28,936 100.0% 402.6
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 4,610 16.6% 64.4
2 Colorectum 4,563 16.4% 63.8
3 Breast 3,522 12.6% 49.2
4 Liver 1,790 6.4% 25.0
5 Prostate 1,631 5.9% 49.0
6 Stomach 1,113 4.0% 15.6
7 Non-melanoma skin 895 3.2% 12.5
8 Nasopharynx 819 2.9% 11.4
9 Corpus uteri 810 2.9% 21.2
10 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 804 2.9% 11.2
All Sites 27,848 100.0% 389.2
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Colorectum 4,450 16.5% 62.9
2 Lung 4,401 16.3% 62.2
3 Breast 3,440 12.7% 48.6
4 Liver 1,858 6.9% 26.3
5 Prostate 1,644 6.1% 49.8
6 Stomach 1,101 4.1% 15.6
7 Nasopharynx 862 3.2% 12.2
8 Non-melanoma skin 774 2.9% 10.9
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 765 2.8% 10.8
10 Thyroid 697 2.6% 9.9
All Sites 26,998 100.0% 381.8
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 4,480 17.0% 63.8
2 Colorectum 4,370 16.6% 62.2
3 Breast 3,025 11.5% 43.1
4 Liver 1,863 7.1% 26.5
5 Prostate 1,492 5.7% 45.3
6 Stomach 1,107 4.2% 15.8
7 Nasopharynx 858 3.3% 12.2
8 Non-melanoma skin 816 3.1% 11.6
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 779 3.0% 11.1
10 Corpus uteri 713 2.7% 19.1
All Sites 26,390 100.0% 375.7
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 4,365 16.8% 62.6
2 Colorectum 4,335 16.7% 62.2
3 Breast 2,962 11.4% 42.5
4 Liver 1,832 7.1% 26.3
5 Prostate 1,484 5.7% 45.2
6 Stomach 1,078 4.1% 15.5
7 Nasopharynx 914 3.5% 13.1
8 Non-melanoma skin 811 3.1% 11.6
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 730 2.8% 10.5
10 Corpus uteri 667 2.6% 18.1
All Sites 25,977 100.0% 372.5
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 3,014 20.0% 90.1
2 Colorectum 2,862 19.0% 85.6
3 Prostate 1,709 11.3% 51.1
4 Liver 1,369 9.1% 40.9
5 Stomach 681 4.5% 20.4
6 Nasopharynx 614 4.1% 18.4
7 Non-melanoma skin 516 3.4% 15.4
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 492 3.3% 14.7
9 Kidney and other urinary organs except bladder 448 3.0% 13.4
10 Lip, oral cavity and pharynx except nasopharynx 381 2.5% 11.4
All Sites 15,101 100.0% 451.4
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,994 20.1% 89.9
2 Colorectum 2,737 18.4% 82.2
3 Prostate 1,655 11.1% 49.7
4 Liver 1,407 9.4% 42.2
5 Stomach 670 4.5% 20.1
6 Nasopharynx 655 4.4% 19.7
7 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 509 3.4% 15.3
8 Non-melanoma skin 506 3.4% 15.2
9 Lip, oral cavity and pharynx except nasopharynx 409 2.7% 12.3
10 Kidney and other urinary organs except bladder 366 2.5% 11.0
All Sites 14,914 100.0% 447.8
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,940 20.6% 88.4
2 Colorectum 2,564 18.0% 77.1
3 Prostate 1,631 11.4% 49.0
4 Liver 1,364 9.6% 41.0
5 Stomach 684 4.8% 20.6
6 Nasopharynx 595 4.2% 17.9
7 Non-melanoma skin 434 3.0% 13.0
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 432 3.0% 13.0
9 Kidney and other urinary organs except bladder 368 2.6% 11.1
10 Lip, oral cavity and pharynx except nasopharynx 361 2.5% 10.8
All Sites 14,267 100.0% 428.8
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,859 20.4% 86.6
2 Colorectum 2,534 18.1% 76.7
3 Prostate 1,644 11.7% 49.8
4 Liver 1,399 10.0% 42.4
5 Stomach 668 4.8% 20.2
6 Nasopharynx 632 4.5% 19.1
7 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 404 2.9% 12.2
8 Non-melanoma skin 403 2.9% 12.2
9 Kidney and other urinary organs except bladder 352 2.5% 10.7
10 Oesophagus 332 2.4% 10.1
All Sites 14,024 100.0% 424.6
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,915 21.0% 88.5
2 Colorectum 2,493 17.9% 75.7
3 Prostate 1,492 10.7% 45.3
4 Liver 1,398 10.1% 42.4
5 Stomach 673 4.8% 20.4
6 Nasopharynx 641 4.6% 19.5
7 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 448 3.2% 13.6
8 Non-melanoma skin 386 2.8% 11.7
9 Oesophagus 360 2.6% 10.9
10 Lip, oral cavity and pharynx except nasopharynx 351 2.5% 10.7
All Sites 13,901 100.0% 422.0
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,848 20.8% 86.7
2 Colorectum 2,405 17.6% 73.2
3 Prostate 1,484 10.8% 45.2
4 Liver 1,385 10.1% 42.2
5 Stomach 682 5.0% 20.8
6 Nasopharynx 678 5.0% 20.6
7 Non-melanoma skin 412 3.0% 12.5
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 401 2.9% 12.2
9 Oesophagus 345 2.5% 10.5
10 Lip, oral cavity and pharynx except nasopharynx 333 2.4% 10.1
All Sites 13,681 100.0% 416.5
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Breast 3,868 26.6% 99.3
2 Colorectum 2,117 14.6% 54.3
3 Lung 1,660 11.4% 42.6
4 Corpus uteri 997 6.9% 25.6
5 Thyroid 648 4.5% 16.6
6 Ovary etc. 576 4.0% 14.8
7 Liver 478 3.3% 12.3
8 Cervix 472 3.3% 12.1
9 Stomach 465 3.2% 11.9
10 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 426 2.9% 10.9
All Sites 14,517 100.0% 372.6
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Breast 3,524 25.1% 91.4
2 Colorectum 2,032 14.5% 52.7
3 Lung 1,637 11.7% 42.4
4 Corpus uteri 942 6.7% 24.4
5 Thyroid 604 4.3% 15.7
6 Ovary etc. 526 3.8% 13.6
7 Cervix 503 3.6% 13.0
8 Non-melanoma skin 491 3.5% 12.7
9 Liver 445 3.2% 11.5
10 Stomach 430 3.1% 11.1
All Sites 14,022 100.0% 363.6
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Breast 3,508 25.8% 91.7
2 Colorectum 1,999 14.7% 52.2
3 Lung 1,670 12.3% 43.6
4 Corpus uteri 810 6.0% 21.2
5 Thyroid 564 4.2% 14.7
6 Ovary etc. 531 3.9% 13.9
7 Non-melanoma skin 461 3.4% 12.0
8 Cervix 457 3.4% 11.9
9 Stomach 429 3.2% 11.2
10 Liver 426 3.1% 11.1
All Sites 13,581 100.0% 354.8
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Breast 3,419 26.4% 90.7
2 Colorectum 1,916 14.8% 50.8
3 Lung 1,542 11.9% 40.9
4 Corpus uteri 685 5.3% 18.2
5 Thyroid 549 4.0% 14.6
6 Ovary etc. 520 4.0% 13.8
7 Liver 459 3.5% 12.2
8 Stomach 433 3.3% 11.5
9 Cervix 391 3.0% 10.4
10 Non-melanoma skin 371 2.9% 9.8
All Sites 12,974 100.0% 344.3
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Breast 3,014 24.1% 80.8
2 Colorectum 1,877 15.0% 50.3
3 Lung 1,565 12.5% 42.0
4 Corpus uteri 713 5.7% 19.1
5 Thyroid 504 4.0% 13.5
6 Ovary etc. 468 3.7% 12.5
7 Liver 465 3.7% 12.5
8 Stomach 434 3.5% 11.6
9 Non-melanoma skin 430 3.4% 11.5
10 Cervix 400 3.2% 10.7
All Sites 12,489 100.0% 334.8
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Breast 2,945 24.0% 79.9
2 Colorectum 1,930 15.7% 52.3
3 Lung 1,517 12.3% 41.1
4 Corpus uteri 667 5.4% 18.1
5 Thyroid 507 4.1% 13.7
6 Ovary etc. 460 3.7% 12.5
7 Cervix 453 3.7% 12.3
8 Liver 447 3.6% 12.1
9 Non-melanoma skin 399 3.2% 10.8
10 Stomach 396 3.2% 10.7
All Sites 12,296 100.0% 333.4

Mortality in 2014 - Both Sexes

Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 3,866 28.0% 53.4
2 Colorectum 2,034 14.7% 28.1
3 Liver 1,585 11.5% 21.9
4 Stomach 657 4.8% 9.1
5 Breast 610 4.4% 8.4
6 Pancreas 576 4.2% 8.0
7 Prostate 398 2.9% 11.9
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 352 2.6% 4.9
9 Oesophagus 327 2.4% 4.5
10 Leukaemia 316 2.3% 4.4
All Sites 13,803 100.0% 190.6
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 3,867 28.5% 53.8
2 Colorectum 1,981 14.6% 27.6
3 Liver 1,524 11.2% 21.2
4 Stomach 625 4.6% 8.7
5 Breast 600 4.4% 8.3
6 Pancreas 584 4.3% 8.1
7 Prostate 372 2.7% 11.2
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 352 2.6% 4.9
9 Oesophagus 329 2.4% 4.6
10 Nasopharynx 312 2.3% 4.3
All Sites 13,589 100.0% 189.1
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 3,893 29.2% 54.4
2 Colorectum 1,903 14.3% 26.6
3 Liver 1,505 11.3% 21.0
4 Stomach 657 4.9% 9.2
5 Breast 604 4.5% 8.4
6 Pancreas 538 4.0% 7.5
7 Prostate 362 2.7% 10.9
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 351 2.6% 4.9
9 Nasopharynx 329 2.5% 4.6
10 Oesophagus 313 2.3% 4.4
All Sites 13,336 100.0% 186.4
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 3,789 28.6% 53.6
2 Colorectum 1,904 14.4% 26.9
3 Liver 1,536 11.6% 21.7
4 Stomach 687 5.2% 9.7
5 Breast 554 4.2% 7.8
6 Pancreas 508 3.8% 7.2
7 Nasopharynx 352 2.7% 5.0
8 Oesophagus 337 2.5% 4.8
9 Leukaemia 329 2.5% 4.7
10 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 309 2.3% 4.4
All Sites 13,241 100.0% 187.2
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 3,696 28.3% 52.6
2 Colorectum 1,864 14.3% 26.5
3 Liver 1,530 11.7% 21.8
4 Stomach 686 5.2% 9.8
5 Breast 566 4.3% 8.1
6 Pancreas 473 3.6% 6.7
7 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 362 2.8% 5.2
8 Oesophagus 332 2.5% 4.7
9 Nasopharynx 320 2.4% 4.6
10 Prostate 319 2.4% 9.7
All Sites 13,076 100.0% 186.2
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 3,692 28.8% 52.9
2 Colorectum 1,752 13.6% 25.1
3 Liver 1,488 11.6% 21.3
4 Stomach 656 5.1% 9.4
5 Breast 555 4.3% 8.0
6 Pancreas 449 3.5% 6.4
7 Nasopharynx 359 2.8% 5.1
8 Oesophagus 328 2.6% 4.7
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 328 2.6% 4.7
10 Prostate 306 2.4% 9.3
All Sites 12,839 100.0% 184.1
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,537 30.9% 75.8
2 Liver 1,149 14.0% 34.3
3 Colorectum 1,139 13.9% 34.0
4 Prostate 398 4.8% 11.9
5 Stomach 394 4.8% 11.8
6 Pancreas 328 4.0% 9.8
7 Oesophagus 254 3.1% 7.6
8 Nasopharynx 237 2.9% 7.1
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 204 2.5% 6.1
10 Leukaemia 191 2.3% 5.7
All Sites 8,223 100.0% 245.8
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,491 31.4% 74.8
2 Liver 1,123 14.2% 33.7
3 Colorectum 1,087 13.7% 32.6
4 Stomach 380 4.8% 11.4
5 Prostate 372 4.7% 11.2
6 Pancreas 310 3.9% 9.3
7 Oesophagus 262 3.3% 7.9
8 Nasopharynx 239 3.0% 7.2
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 204 2.6% 6.1
10 Leukaemia 179 2.3% 5.4
All Sites 7,934 100.0% 238.2
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,597 32.7% 78.1
2 Colorectum 1,079 13.6% 32.4
3 Liver 1,045 13.2% 31.4
4 Stomach 379 4.8% 11.4
5 Prostate 362 4.6% 10.9
6 Pancreas 287 3.6% 8.6
7 Nasopharynx 255 3.2% 7.7
8 Oesophagus 250 3.2% 7.5
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 197 2.5% 5.9
10 Leukaemia 181 2.3% 5.4
All Sites 7,933 100.0% 238.4
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,525 31.8% 76.4
2 Liver 1,140 14.4% 34.5
3 Colorectum 1,081 13.6% 32.7
4 Stomach 409 5.2% 12.4
5 Prostate 299 3.8% 9.1
6 Oesophagus 285 3.6% 8.6
7 Nasopharynx 284 3.6% 8.6
8 Pancreas 278 3.5% 8.4
9 Leukaemia 187 2.4% 5.7
10 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 167 2.1% 5.1
All Sites 7,936 100.0% 240.3
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,476 31.6% 75.2
2 Liver 1,113 14.2% 33.8
3 Colorectum 1,036 13.2% 31.4
4 Stomach 422 5.4% 12.8
5 Prostate 319 4.1% 9.7
6 Oesophagus 265 3.4% 8.0
7 Pancreas 263 3.4% 8.0
8 Nasopharynx 254 3.2% 7.7
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 207 2.6% 6.3
10 Leukaemia 175 2.2% 5.3
All Sites 7,831 100.0% 237.7
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 2,465 32.1% 75.0
2 Liver 1,072 14.0% 32.6
3 Colorectum 999 13.0% 30.4
4 Stomach 414 5.4% 12.6
5 Prostate 306 4.0% 9.3
6 Nasopharynx 281 3.7% 8.6
7 Oesophagus 269 3.5% 8.2
8 Pancreas 249 3.2% 7.6
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 186 2.4% 5.7
10 Leukaemia 144 1.9% 4.4
All Sites 7,682 100.0% 233.9
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 1,329 23.8% 34.1
2 Colorectum 895 16.0% 23.0
3 Breast 604 10.8% 15.5
4 Liver 436 7.8% 11.2
5 Stomach 263 4.7% 6.7
6 Pancreas 248 4.4% 6.4
7 Ovary etc. 179 3.2% 4.6
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 148 2.7% 3.8
9 Cervix 131 2.3% 3.4
10 Leukaemia 125 2.2% 3.2
All Sites 5,580 100.0% 143.2
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 1,376 24.3% 35.7
2 Colorectum 894 15.8% 23.2
3 Breast 596 10.5% 15.5
4 Liver 401 7.1% 10.4
5 Pancreas 274 4.8% 7.1
6 Stomach 245 4.3% 6.4
7 Ovary etc. 208 3.7% 5.4
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 148 2.6% 3.8
9 Cervix 142 2.5% 3.7
10 Leukaemia 123 2.2% 3.2
All Sites 5,655 100.0% 146.6
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 1,296 24.0% 33.9
2 Colorectum 824 15.3% 21.5
3 Breast 601 11.1% 15.7
4 Liver 460 8.5% 12.0
5 Stomach 278 5.1% 7.3
6 Pancreas 251 4.6% 6.6
7 Ovary etc. 174 3.2% 4.5
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 154 2.9% 4.0
9 Cervix 133 2.5% 3.5
10 Leukaemia 95 1.8% 2.5
All Sites 5,403 100.0% 141.2
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 1,264 23.8% 33.5
2 Colorectum 823 15.5% 21.8
3 Breast 552 10.4% 14.6
4 Liver 396 7.5% 10.5
5 Stomach 278 5.2% 7.4
6 Pancreas 230 4.3% 6.1
7 Ovary etc. 180 3.4% 4.8
8 Cervix 151 2.8% 4.0
9 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 142 2.7% 3.8
9 Leukaemia 142 2.7% 3.8
All Sites 5,305 100.0% 140.8
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 1,220 23.3% 32.7
2 Colorectum 828 15.8% 22.2
3 Breast 561 10.7% 15.0
4 Liver 417 8.0% 11.2
5 Stomach 264 5.0% 7.1
6 Pancreas 210 4.0% 5.6
7 Ovary etc. 164 3.1% 4.4
8 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 155 3.0% 4.2
9 Cervix 146 2.8% 3.9
10 Leukaemia 113 2.2% 3.0
All Sites 5,245 100.0% 140.6
Rank Site No. Rel. Freq. Crude rate*
1 Lung 1,227 23.8% 33.3
2 Colorectum 753 14.6% 20.4
3 Breast 555 10.8% 15.0
4 Liver 416 8.1% 11.3
5 Stomach 242 4.7% 6.6
6 Pancreas 200 3.9% 5.4
7 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 142 2.8% 3.9
8 Ovary etc. 140 2.7% 3.8
9 Cervix 128 2.5% 3.5
10 Leukaemia 126 2.4% 3.4
All Sites 5,157 100.0% 139.8
Note: Crude rates* of incidence and mortality are expressed per 100,000 persons. Rates for gender-specific sites are per 100,000 male or female population.
Sources of mortality data: Census and Statistics Department, Department of Health

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