Global Cancer Deaths to Double by 2030

Posted on December 9, 2008  Comments (6)

Global Cancer Deaths to Double by 2030 by Salynn Boyles

Cancer deaths are projected to more than double worldwide over the next two decades, largely from a dramatic increase in cancer incidence in low- and middle-income countries driven by tobacco use and increasingly Westernized lifestyles.

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.

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6 Responses to “Global Cancer Deaths to Double by 2030”

  1. Anonymous
    January 4th, 2009 @ 8:10 am

    I am surprised to hear this news that millions of people are caused to death due to cancer bcoz of smoking!
    I am from india and so i think that the death rate due to cancer is going to increase here too day by day as people are addicted to smoking!
    Any way,i suggest people should be aware of cancer!

    thank you!

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    July 11th, 2009 @ 1:00 am

    There are several likely ways that cigarette smoke does its damage. One is oxidative stress that mutates DNA, promotes atherosclerosis, and leads to chronic lung injury. Oxidative stress is thought to be the general mechanism behind the aging process, contributing to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and COPD…

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