World Cancer Death Clock

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Cancer is a major killer and is among the top ten causes of death in the high income countries. Find out the number of people dying in the world at any given moment due to cancers using the World Cancer Death Clock.

Estimated number of deaths due to cancer this year as on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Annual Cancer Deaths
Per Year 6202080
Per Month 516840
Per Day 16992
Per Hour 708
Per Minute 11.8

Leading Causes of Death in the High-Income Countries:

Disease Deaths in millions % of deaths
Ischaemic heart disease 1.42 15.6%
Stroke and other cerebrovascular disease 0.79 8.7%
Trachea, bronchus, lung cancers 0.54 5.9%
Alzheimer and other dementias 0.37 4.1%
Lower respiratory infections 0.35 3.8%
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.35 3.8%
Colon and rectum cancers 0.30 3.3%
Diabetes mellitus 0.24 2.6%
Hypertensive heart disease 0.21 2.3%
Breast cancer 0.17 1.9%

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