Ominous statistics loom in the women with cancer horizon

The good news: Some forms of cancer are preventable.

(Torin Halsey/Times Record News via AP)

Two disturbing reports were issued this week on the cancer, with a pointing women see a spike in the number of deaths in the next ten years or so—to 5.5 million cancer deaths by the year 2030.

The other report adds that women are affected by breast cancer alone could almost double to 1.7 million diagnosed last year, to 3.2 million in 2030, the Guardian reports.

The first report, compiled by Merck and the American Cancer Society and released on the World Cancer Congress in Paris, on Tuesday, says the predicted increase in cancer deaths would amount to 57 percent, according to a press release.

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The same report from all the four top types of cancer—breast, lung, colorectal, and cervical cancer—are typically preventable or easily detected early, the help of the treatment. The second report, based on three articles in the Lancet, adds cervical cancer may rise by up to 25 percent in 2030, making the 700,000 diagnoses.

That report also notes women in low – and middle-income countries bear much of the burden of breast and cervical cancers, with less access to quality of care and a greater chance of dying from their disease than women in rich countries.

Perhaps a bit ironically, some forms of cancer in the lower-income countries used to be prevalent only in a higher income, but if the poorer countries went through the “rapid economic transition,” the women began experiencing risk factors, such as their more affluent peers, including physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, obesity and reproductive factors”, such as with children, per an ACP PF.

“The international community cannot continue to ignore the problem—hundreds of thousands of women die unnecessarily each year,” Richard Sullivan, co-author of the Lancet report, says in the press release.

Good news on the pancreatic cancer front.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: Ominous Statistics about the Women Cancer Horizon

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