World Cancer Day
9.6 million people die each year from Cancer, with 163,444 deaths alone in the United Kingdom.
In 2015, there were 359,960 new cases of Cancer in the United Kingdom, with 38% being preventable cases.
By 2030, experts project Cancer will take the lives of 13 million, if we don’t act now.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) database, Western countries have higher Cancer rates, with Australia taking pole position with 478 new cases per 100,000 individuals. Hungary and Ireland take 3rd and 4th position in the global ranking of Cancer rates, illustrating the powerful force of this destructive disease that is hitting both small and large countries around the world.
Why do industrialised countries have higher Cancer rates? Whilst there are no direct, scientific links to specific products or day-to-day routines, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) suggest that sun beds, cigarettes and processed foods can lead to potential Cancer threats. This links to other studies reported by WCRF which explain that developing countries have, not only some of the lowest levels of fast food, smoking and exposure of skin, but some of the lowest Cancer rates across all continents.
There is extraordinary diversity in the patterns and causes of Cancer around the world, raising the question: Does each country need to develop a tailor-made Cancer treatment?
Share your thoughts on World Cancer Day, 4 February, using the hashtag #worldcancerday2019
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