50% Men in Britain Will Face Risks of Cancer

by Savitha C Muppala on  December 20, 2012 at 11:52 PM Cancer News
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Experts say that 50% of the men in Britain will face risks of a cancer diagnosis by the year 2027.

Currently, men in Britain face a 44% risk of developing cancer while the fair sex faces a 40 to 44 percent risk of the disease.
 50% Men in Britain Will Face Risks of Cancer
50% Men in Britain Will Face Risks of Cancer

Fortunately, Cancer Research UK says that lesser people will be affected thanks to the new and improved methods of treatment.
The charity also revealed that age is the biggest risk factor for cancer and with people living longer, the incident rates have gone up.

Prostate, bowel and melanoma are going to be the most common of cancers to affect people in the next decade.

Cancer Research UK's chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar said: "These figures provide a glimpse into the future. On the plus side, our life expectancy is increasing but this also means more of us are likely to be diagnosed with cancer. We need to do more work to understand what drives cancer and how we can prevent it, as well as developing new treatments."

'It's only through research that we will be able to beat cancer. We need to do more work to understand what drives cancer and how we can prevent it, as well as developing new treatments to reduce the number of people who will die from it,' he said.



Source: Medindia

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