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WHO: Highest Cancer Risk is in Developed Countries

Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed some startling facts regarding the impact cancer is having on our lives.  It wasn't all bad news, as they strongly urged more efforts in preventing cancer worldwide, even going so far as saying this:
"We can't beat cancer with drugs alone; more commitment to prevention is desperately needed."
As a resident of the U.S., I found the first line of this article particularly disturbing:
"Globally, 1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women will develop cancer before the age of 75."
Disturbing, because in the USA, 1/2 of all men & 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed, double the worldwide rate!  I wonder if U.S. childrens' risk trends are similar to adults; I suspect they are.


Also, according to the WHO report,
the total yearly cost of cancer was $1.16 trillion in 2010.
Incidence rates and the number of dollars spent increase every year, which is why the critical importance of preventing cancer is finally being prioritized as the most important weapon if we intend to win the decades long War on Cancer.

Read more:
Cancer: A Global Threat



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