1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women will have cancer at some point in life, report estimates
The data are from the latest statistical report on the cancer situation in the world, from the International Cancer Research Agency, released last Wednesday.Every year Iarc evaluates 36 cancers in 185 countries
Number of cancer cases is increasing worldwideScience Photo LibraryOne in five men and one in six women will have cancer at some point in their lives.In addition, one in eight men and one in eleven women will die from the disease.The data are from the latest cancer status report from the International Cancer Research Agency (Iarc) released last Wednesday.Every year Iarc evaluates 36 cancers in 185 countries.The report also shows that the number of cases of the disease is increasing.This year there will be 18.1 million new cancer cases worldwide, estimates the Iarc report.Of these, 9.6 million will result in death.This is an increase from 2012, when there were 14.1 million cases and 8.2 million deaths."The increased incidence of cancer is due to a number of factors, including population growth and aging," the paper states.Another explanation is the change in cancer prevalence as countries develop - cancers related to poverty and infections, and lifestyle-related cancers in ...
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