Cancer responsible for more than a quarter of deaths in the EU

Cancer responsible for more than a quarter of deaths in the EU

Lung cancer proves to be the most fatal among men and breast cancer among women.

Data released by Eurostat show that, in 2016, almost 1.2 million people died of cancer in all 28 Member States, representing 26% of all deaths recorded in the Union. In that year, an average of 257 people per 100,000 inhabitants in the Union died of cancer.