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Shanghai's Cancer Casualties

CANCER was contracted by 350 people in every 100,000 in Shanghai, according to new figures issued yesterday by the city's Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The death rate due to cancer was 219 people in every 100,000 and it was the cause of 30 percent of local death cases. The figures are current up to 2006 given the time needed by the center to research cancer deaths.

The top five cancers for males were lung, stomach, liver, colon and rectum.

The most prevalent cancers in women were breast, lung, stomach, colon and liver. The incidence ratio between male and female was 1.2 to 1.


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