Fourteen people per hour are diagnosed with cancer in Argentina, where the causes of the disease are 212 cases per 100,000 residents, which were reported today at the National Cancer Institute (INC).
The report, released to mark the World Cancer Day tomorrow, also describes that Argentina has a number of median cases around the world, while percentages are similar in both sexes: 269 New diagnosis per year per 100,000 men and 290 per 100,000 women.
In terms of the most common type, the Inc said that breast cancer in 2018 accounted for 17% of all malignant detectors (21,000 cases), and almost a third of the female cancers.
Following by colorectal cancer, with 15,692 cases (13% of the total), prostate and lungs, all of which represent 9.3% of tumors found.
The report also showed that, according to the International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) estimates, 6.8% (7,600) of cases registered in the country "have been linked to obesity."
In the meantime, 9.8% (11,000) have linked to ten infectious agents: one bacterium (Helicobacter pylori), six viruses (hepatitis B and human papilloma virus – VPH-, among others) and three parasites (Opisthorchis viverrini , Clonorchis sinensis to Schistosoma haematobium).
In addition, the IARC established that 52.8% of melanoma cases, very aggressive skin cancer, were attributed to the connection with UV rays in Argentina.
With regard to the most deadly cancers, the report states that in 2018 it was the first place for lung cancer, with 10,662 deaths, that is, 16% of deaths of this disease in both sex, while it represented 19, 2% of the total in men.
Colorectal cancer graduated second with 12.8% of deaths (8,721), while breast cancer was third with 6,380. The report explains "when considering the sexes that pathology accounts for 9.3% of deaths, in women it included 19.2% of the total".
They are followed by pancreatic cancer (4,683) and prostate cancer (3,974), which represents 6.9% and 5.8% of deaths respectively, according to the INC.