Global cancer cases predicted to rise 75% by 2030

Global cancer cases predicted to rise 75% by 2030

Following on from yesterday’s blog on how the cancer model is flawed.  The forecast is for a massive growth of ‘Modern Lifestyle Cancers’ caused by poor diet, alcohol, cigarettes and a sedentary lifestyle. Freddie Bray, an IARC researcher who headed the study, described cancer as “a byproduct of countries with increased income”.

The cancer growth is coming from “rich country” preventable cancers

  • These cancers are lung, throat, breast, prostate, stomach and bowel
  • In 2008 there were 12 million reported cases of cancer on Planet Earth
  • By 2030 there will be 22 million cases every year.  This is based on tracking 184 countries, based on recent cancer trends and demographic projections from the United Nations by 2030
  • Current smoking rates in China mean a huge spike in lung cancer cases in the next few decades
  • Raghib Ali, a cancer expert at Oxford University said It might be possible to avoid 50% of future cancers by persuading people everywhere to eat healthier, quit smoking and exercise”
  • Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France and the American Cancer Society said “there will be a surge in cancers linked to bad diet and exercise habits, smoking and drinking too much alcohol…” 

Study published Friday June 1, 2012 in the journal Lancet Oncology.  As reported by the Associated Press on May 31, 2012.

Posted: Friday 22 June 2012