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WHO: Cancer growing at 'an alarming pace', particularly in developing countries

Wednesday, February 5th 2014 - 08:47 UTC
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The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said cancer was growing “at an alarming pace” worldwide and new strategies were needed to curb the sometimes fatal and often costly disease. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “More than 60% of the world’s total cases occur in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America, and these regions account for about 70% of the world’s cancer deaths, it said.”

    And this is a surprise?

    Many of the working class, I would think at least 50% especially among the young, still smoke cigarettes (many of the rolled tobacco type) as if there was no tomorrow. And there won’t be for many of them.

    Obesity among young females is also becoming a problem with many of them limping as they walk indicating the early onset of hip problems. And these are young women between 20 and 30 years of age. I shudder to think what will happen to them if they don’t tackle this soon.

    I have been really amazed that LatAm have moved this far from the classical figure that they are known for.

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 06:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    Well obviously as the economy has grown in the last years very strongly in the developing world, this means more cars, drug use, industrialized foods with much more chemicals in them, water and air pollution, more stressful lives, this is hardly surprising.

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    This means that you in the “developing world” now have what we in developed world have had for some time: cars, drug use, industrialized foods with much more chemicals in them, water and air pollution, more stressful lives. Your claim only makes sense if we in the developed world grew immunities to these carcinogenics. Something else is brewing to

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 08:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    No, it means that cancer rates are approaching the average numbers of those in the developed world. If you read the article closely it is assumed that cancer rates in the developed world were more a less constant...

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ck177

    poor islanders....
    they don't have a find their cancer tumor...
    hurry up #3 ....can YOU start collecting soda cans, copper pipes to sell in the open market?

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    #5 you have a serious jealousy of the islanders, but I am not one. Keep the juvenile job for yourself, you will need it if you're from Argentina.........maybe 60 days of reserves left. Prey it is a mild winter this year.

    Feb 05th, 2014 - 10:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    I guess that means all these people in “developing countries” are living long enough to get cancer.

    Feb 07th, 2014 - 08:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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