Sunday, February 6, 2011
Cancer cases spike globally in developing nations consequent to lifestyles
In order to mark World Cancer Day on Friday, Feb. 4th, the American Cancer Society presented a new report that warned changing lifestyles associated with economic growth in emerging countries are increasing worldwide incidence of cancer.
The majority of new global cancer cases (7.1 million) and deaths (4.8 million) are happening in economically developing countries, according to the report. Reportedly, this new benchmark in cancer occurrence can be linked to unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy behaviors, in general.
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