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Don’t Jews get cancer?

Don’t Jews get cancer?

An article titled "Why don't Jews get cancer? - TERRIBLE REASONS" published on Publika.az website contains the following claim:

"Statistics show that while the number of people suffering from cancer is steadily increasing in many countries, the number of deaths from cancer in Israel is declining. In Israel, 160 people died of cancer in 2003 and 152 in 2004.

Fakt Yoxla examined whether this claim was true.

According to Our World in Data, a website based at Oxford University, cancer deaths have risen in Israel since 2000. So, in 2000 alone, more than ten thousand deaths from the disease were recorded in this country.

According to statistics from the World Health Organization, in 2020, Israel recorded 28,704 new cancers and 13,050 deaths.

Table: Cancer incidence in Israel

In 2020, 18,094,716 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the world. According to the standardized age ratio of all cancers (except non-melanoma skin cancer) among men and women, in 2020, 190 cases of cancer were recorded per 100,000 people.

In Israel, there are 239.4 cases per 100,000 people. For comparison, this figure is 138.4 in Azerbaijan, 225.6 in Turkey, and 148.7 in Iran.

Thus, Israel ranks 44th in the world for the prevalence of cancer, while Azerbaijan ranks 110th on this list.

Fakt Yoxla concludes that the claim that cancer is less prevalent in Israel is a Lie.

“Publika.az” Why don't Jews get cancer? - TERRIBLE REASONS

“Ourworldindata.org” Deaths from cancer

“Gco.iarc.fr” Israel

“wcrf.org” Global cancer data by country


  • 28 May, 2022
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