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Cancer cases to significantly jump by 2030

  • World Cancer Day was accompanied by some disturbing news this year: A report by the UN suggests that cancer cases are expected to increase by 50 percent by 2030 and we'll see 24M new cases by 2035. 

    One key reason for this alarming rise is linked to the sales efforts by Big Tobacco. Developing countries will face the most danger since richer people continue to smoke and drink excessively without getting any proper exercise. 

    A UN official mentioned that it's "implausible to treat our way out of cancer" but "about half of all cancers could be avoided" if only people focused on early treatment and prevention. 

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