Cancer Deaths Predicted to Double in Next 20 Years

by Rajshri on  February 2, 2010 at 9:53 PM Cancer News
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 Cancer Deaths Predicted to Double in Next 20 Years
In a dire warning to the World population, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the number of deaths due to cancer will more than double in the next two decades if correct steps are not take to prevent the spread of the condition.

According to WHO, the number of cancer deaths will rise from 7.6 million to more than 17 million across the globe making it one of the most likely cause of death by 2030.

Dr Shin Young-soo, Regional Director for the Western Pacific, said that while everyone dreads getting cancer, it can easily be avoided by taking some simple measure. Smoking accounts for almost 30 percent of all cancer cases while exercising for just 30 minutes a day goes a long way in reducing the risk of colon or breast cancer.

"There is a universal fear of cancer. But, with the right frame of mind, and by taking appropriate action, some cancers can be averted or cured", Dr Young-soo added.


Source: Medindia
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