Taiwan’s top ten cancers
The Taiwan ministry of health and welfare’s national health administration made public on April 15, 2016, Taiwan’s top ten cancers in 2013. They are by most prevalent types cancer of the large intestine, lung cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the mouth, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, skin cancer, thyroid cancer, esophageal cancer.
Men are 1.3 times more likely to get cancer than women, and men are 1.8 times more likely to die from cancer than women. Among those 50-74 years old, one in every 21 cancer screenings shows cancerous development or cancer. With early detection and treatment, the survival rate of cancer patients is 94.2%.
Lung cancer is the second most prevalent form of cancer on Taiwan. In 2013, there were 11,751 lung cancer patients, 59 more than in 2012. The death rate of lung cancer patients is 25.3/100,000, the death rate of liver cancer patients is 24.2/100,000 and the death rate of intestinal cancer patients is 14.9/100,000.
Cancer of the large intestine has remained at the most prevalent cancer for the past 8 years.