Every year 5.5 million women to die from cancer by 2030

Every year 5.5 million women to die from cancer by 2030 Cancer will kill 5.5 million women - about the population of Denmark - per year by 2030, AFP.

According to a report said Tuesday, the highest death toll will be among women in poor and middle-income countries succumbed to cancer.

Senior vice president of global health at the American Cancer Society Sally Cowal in conjunction with pharmaceutical company Merck released a report, saying "most of the deaths occur in young and middle-aged adults."

Cowal said the review "highlights the large geographic inequality in availability of resources and preventive measures and treatment to combat the growing burden of cancer."

The report said one in seven women globally dies from cancer as it is the second highest cause of death after cardiovascular disease.

However, there are some alleviating news as all four of the deadliest cancers (breast, colorectal, lung and cervical cancer) are mostly preventable or can be detected at an early stage giving more chances for a successful treatment.

In poorer countries there are more death from cancer due to the lack of diagnoses and treatment.

The relative burden is growing for developing countries as people live longer due to better basic healthcare.

Women in these countries are also increasingly exposed to known cancer risk factors "associated with rapid economic transition," said Cowal, "such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, obesity, and reproductive factors" such as postponing motherhood.
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