World cancer cases to rise 75% by 2030

An alarming increase in cancer cases can be expected in 2030. This is according to a study published on Friday, June 1, in the journal, The Lancet Oncology. Cases are likely to rise by 75% – from 12.7 million new cases in 2008 to 22.2 million in 2030 – because  of demographic and lifestyle factors. Recent data show that 90% of the new cases are expected in poorest countries. Cases of cervical cancer, more than breast and liver cancer, are numerous in these countries.

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