WHO – global cancer cases to increase by 60 percent
The World Health Organisation recently released a report on the World Cancer Day, February 4. It has warned that cancer cases would rise by 81 percent in low and middle-income countries by the year 2040, due to lack of investment in prevention and medical care. By 2040, overall cancer cases in the world would rise by 60 percent.
The report also stated that an investment of $ 25 billion would be required for saving 7 million lives globally from cancer. The report asked to tackle the inequality in investment between rich and poor countries. It also revealed that tobacco use was responsible for 25 percent of cancer deaths.