WHO: An increase in cancer is expected in poor countries

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The World Health Organization and the International Agency for Research on Cancer project an 81 percent increase in cancer rates in low- and middle-income countries by 2040, reports BNR.

According to the organizations, these countries are currently focusing their limited resources on combating infectious diseases and improving maternal and child health, rather than fighting cancer. Andre Ilbavi, a World Health Organization disease control officer, said things were escalating.

“The burden of cancer is significant and increasing. One in five people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. It is likely that every family will be affected by the disease. It causes the death of an average of ten million people a year, or one in five. every six died of cancer, “Ilbavi claims.

According to a report released on today’s World Cancer Day, an investment of $ 25 billion is needed over the next decade to save seven million people. The data also shows that cigarette use accounts for one quarter of cancer deaths.

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