By 2050, the number of cancer cases in the world will increase by 77%.
The most proportional growth will be in low-income countries, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is a division of the World Health Organization, writes The Guardian.
Specialists trace the negative dynamics in the number of cancer patients.
During 2012, there were 14.1 million new cases of cancer in the world. Of these, 8.2 million cases are fatal.
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In 2022, 20 million new cases of cancer will be registered, of which 9.7 million will be fatal.
“By 2050, there will be more than 35 million new cases of cancer, a 77% increase from 2022. The number of deaths from the disease will exceed 18 million”the agency reports.
It predicts that the greatest increase in morbidity will be observed in low-income countries. Mortality from oncology there can double, experts say.
Key factors in the increase in cancer incidence are, in particular, tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity, the agency added.
The most common cases of oncology in the world are lesions of the lungs and mammary glands in women.
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