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Cancer will kill 5.5 MILLION women a year by 2030, report warns

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Cancer will kill 5.5 MILLION women a year by 2030, report warns.

Cancer will kill 5.5 million women — about the population of Denmark — per year by 2030, a staggering new report warns.

Cancer is already killing one in seven women around the world, said the report — the second highest cause of death after cardiovascular disease.

All four of the deadliest cancers — breast, colorectal, lung and cervical cancer — are mostly preventable or can be detected early, when treatment is more successful.

Women in these countries are also increasingly exposed to known cancer risk factors 'associated with rapid economic transition,' said Cowal, 'such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, obesity, and reproductive factors' such as postponing motherhood.

'Due to these changes, cancers that were once common only in high-income countries are becoming more prevalent,' said the report entitled 'The Global Burden of Cancer in Women.'

'These numbers are expected to increase to 9.9 million cases and 5.5 million deaths among females annually by 2030 as a result of the growth and ageing of the population,' said the new report.

The report said the highest ratio of cancer cases per population group are still reported in high-income countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia, but this was partly due to better access to screening and detection.

Breast and lung cancer are the two most common types in both rich and poor nations, with colorectal cancer the number three killer in developed countries, and cervical cancer in less developed ones.

'Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in 140 countries worldwide and cervical cancer is the most common in 39 countries, all of which are LMICs (low- and medium-income countries),' said the report.


Author: Mia De Graaf For Dailymail.com

Source: dailymail.co.uk