Global Cancer Deaths to Double by 2030
Posted on December 9, 2008 Comments (6)
Global Cancer Deaths to Double by 2030 by Salynn Boyles
A new report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) explores the global burden of cancer, which is poised to become the leading cause of death worldwide by 2010. The report predicts that by 2030, 27 million new cancer cases and 17 million cancer deaths will occur each year worldwide. That compares to 12 million new cancers and slightly less than 8 million cancer deaths in 2007.
People really need to stop smoking. And we are pretty lame a society when we inflict such needless disease and death on our fellow humans. Curing millions of cancer patients 20 years from now will be very hard. but it isn’t hard to “cure” millions of them today. We just need people not to pay a lot of money to give themselves cancer by smoking.