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According to a report from the American Cancer Society, 12 million new cases of malignancy were diagnosed worldwide in 2007; this translates to 7.6 million people dying from the disease.

The report, titled Global Cancer Facts and Figures 2007, reveals disparities in how cancer affects developed and developing countries. According to the report, in developing countries, stomach, lung, and liver cancer were three of the most commonly diagnosed cancers among men and cancers of the breast, cervix, and stomach were reported most frequently among women. The report found that infection-related cancers are three times higher in developing countries compared with developed countries.

In developed nations, the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men are prostate, lung, and colorectal; breast, colorectal, and lung cancer are the three most common malignancies diagnosed in women.

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