2.2 million new cases worldwide
Date: January 6, 2020
Source: Healio.com Infectious Disease News
Author: de Martel C, et al. Lancet Glob Health. 2019
Excerpt: “In 2018, infections were the cause of 13% of all new cancer diagnoses, totaling 2.2 million new cases worldwide, although these totals do not include nonmelanoma skin cancers, according to findings published in The Lancet Global Health.
Helicobacter pylori , HPV, hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus were the primary causes of these cancers, according to the researchers.”