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Breast cancer becomes the most diagnosed cancer in the world

Posted at 11:54 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 15:46:05-05

Lung cancer is no longer the most diagnosed cancer in the world.

A new report shows more than 2% of new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed last year, making up nearly 12% of all cancers.

That number surprised researchers after lung cancer had been the most common cancer for more than two decades.

Lung cancer still claims more lives than any other form of cancer.

Researchers point out the numbers are based on estimates and don't take into consideration how the pandemic might affect diagnoses.