Top Ten Cancers

The following sections summarise the main facts about the ten leading cancers worldwide. Though not repeated in each table, a symptom common to most cancer is cachexia (also called wasting syndrome): loss of weight, muscle atrophy, tiredness and loss of appetite.

For additional information there are numerous web-sites, some of which are included in the individual sections. General information web-sites include:

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society

Cancer Research UK

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)