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Global Cancer on the rise according to the World Health Organization

Global Cancer on the rise according to the World Health Organization the number of people being diagnosed with cancer in the world each year has increased to more than 14 million. The International Agency for Research on Cancer projects that the number of global cases will jump to 19.3 million by 2025. Cancer deaths around the world have risen, and fatality rates are higher in less developed countries, according to a new report. The new report found that the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide in men and women combined were lung, breast and colon cancer and rectal cancers. Lung cancer, liver cancer and stomach cancer were the most common causes of cancer-related deaths.
The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened its grip in developing nations struggling to treat an illness driven by Western lifestyles.

Cancer Rise Driven By Rapid Shift in Lifestyle


According to research cancer is being driven by a rapid shift in lifestyles in the developing world to more closely reflect industrialized countries. Rising rates of smoking and obesity as well as people living longer are contributing to the rise. Lung cancer, which is mainly caused by smoking, was the most common cancer globally, with 1.8 million cases - about 13% of the total. The WHO also described a "sharp rise" in cases of breast cancer. Both the incidence and mortality have increased since 2008. The disease in now the most common cancer in women in 140 countries. Dr David Forman, from the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, said: "Breast cancer is also a leading cause of cancer death in the less developed countries of the world. "This is partly because a shift in lifestyles is causing an increase in incidence, and partly because clinical advances to combat the disease are not reaching women living in these regions." The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations. The constitution of the World Health Organization had been signed by all 61 countries of the United Nations by 22 July 1946, with the first meeting of the World Health Assembly finishing on 24 July 1948. It incorporated the Office International d'Hygine Publique and the League of Nations Health Organization. Since its creation, it has been responsible for playing a leading role in the eradication of smallpox. Its current priorities include communicable diseases, in particular,

HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis; the mitigation of the effects of non-communicable diseases; sexual and reproductive health, development, and aging; nutrition, food security and healthy eating; occupational health; substance abuse; and drive the development of reporting, publications, and networking. WHO is responsible for the World Health Report, a leading international publication on health, the worldwide World Health Survey, and World Health Day (7th-April of every Year). Companies like Vimacel a division of Exican Life Sciences have been doing years of research into formulating and producing quality plant derived dietary supplements to help the immune system. Finding alternative ways of treating overall health in the formulation and production of quality plant derived supplements that work to support the bodys immune system is the goal of companies like Vimacel. To learn more about Vimacel and see their full line of products visit their website vimacel.com.