August 15, 2010 / 11:02 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-Cancer in developing countries

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Following are some facts about cancer in low- and middle-income countries.

* Cancer kills more people each year in low- and middle-income countries than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

* More than half of all new cancer cases and almost two-thirds of cancer deaths in 2008 occurred in low- and middle-income countries.

* Only about 5 percent of global resources for cancer are spent in developing countries.

* Experts estimate 75 percent of all those who get cancer in developing nations will die of it, compared with 46 percent of cancer patients in high-income countries.

* Around 80 percent of cancer patients in the poorer regions of the world are not seen until their disease is advanced.

* More than 85 percent of global deaths from cervical cancer occur in the developing world, where it is the leading cause of cancer death among women.

SOURCES: Reuters/GTF.CCC/CanTreat International (Reporting by Kate Kelland, editing by Janet Lawrence)

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