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Cancer Cases Up 11%, Breast Cancer By A Fifth: WHO

The number of new cancer cases around the globe jumped by 11 percent in a five-year period.
Cancer Cases Up 11%, Breast Cancer By A Fifth: WHO
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Via AFP:

The number of new cancer cases around the globe jumped by 11 percent in a five-year period, reaching 14.1 million in 2012, with breast cancer increasing by one-fifth, the UN health agency said Thursday.

The World Health Organization also reported that cancer deaths had risen by 8.4 percent from 2008 to 2012, hitting 8.2 million.

The "GLOBOCAN 2012" report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a France-based arm of the WHO, was based on data on 28 forms of cancer in 184 countries.

The most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide were those of the lung (13 percent), b...

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