Did you know that the term ‘The Big C’, a pop-name for the dreaded disease that man has fought against from time immemorial, was coined by iconic film cowboy John Wayne? Or that the earliest known documented reference to cancer dates back to 1600 BCE? Unfortunately, trivia information like these cannot, in anyway, trivialize the monstrosity of cancer.
Take a look at this visual mapping of how the entire world is impacted – the geographic and gender distribution of different types of cancer, and the mortality rating each type. Another trivia fact: 70% of cancer mortality happens in the poorer countries.
Infographic by – Raconteur