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.”

Link: https://www.healio.com/infectious-disease/stds/news/online/%7B66b9265c-7195-4ec4-bf74-42012250aec5%7D/infections-caused-13-of-cancers-in-2018