Cancer worldwide

Cancer, a generic term for a large group of diseases which can affect any part of the body, is the leading cause of death worldwide.

In 2004, cancer accounted for 7.4 million deaths – around 13 percent of all deaths – and this figure is expected to continue to rise, as it’s estimated by the¬†World Health Organization¬†(WHO) that in 2030, there will be 12 million deaths from cancer. Of those cancer deaths, the most common is lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer. But what is even more shocking of all, is the fact that 30 percent of all cancers could be prevented.




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