This article will bring you to the list of the countries with the highest breast cancer rates in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an edifying article about it. Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor among women in the developed world. On the other hand, although very rarely, males can also suffer from breast cancer. This type of cancer is manifested by the appearance of new cell formation in breasts, while tumor cells can be separated and reach the distant parts of the body, where they stop and begin further growth and reproduction, or create a new tumor through the blood or lymph. This process is known as metastasis, that is, metastatic breast cancer. The most common breast cancer metastasis affects the liver, lungs, bones, brain and lymph nodes.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the highest breast cancer rates in the world from their list.
The first one is Germany. The age-standardized rate per 100,000 in Germany is 91.6, making it one of the leading countries in Europe when it comes to breast cancer. However, it is good to know that the number is decreasing, since in 2008 in Germany almost 72,000 women suffered from breast cancer, making it around 171.1 per 100,000, while the age-standardized rate was 123.8 per 100,000. Additionally, the number of women still alive after five years of breast cancer diagnosis is 279,045. The second country should be Barbados now. The age-standardized rate per 100,000 in Barbados is 94.7, and the number of women who survived five years after their first diagnosis is 754. However, the bad thing is that we cannot be very optimistic when it comes to Barbados since the annual mortality rate per 100,000 people from breast cancer in Barbados has increased by 29.9% since 1990. On average, it means that it increases by 1.3% every year. At last, but not least we are mentioning The Netherlands. The age-standardized rate per 100,000, it is 99.0, while the number of women who survived is 57,493. However, this is still the country in which around 3,000 women die of breast cancer annually, and it has been estimated that 1 in 8 women is likely to suffer from it at a certain stage of her life.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 12 countries with the highest breast cancer rates in the world.