FEB 24, 2017 07:22 AM PST

Cancer Rates For Women


While it seems that every week brings new information on advances in cancer treatment, the fact remains that for women, cancer is still a very real threat. Two recent reports, one from the American Cancer Society and Merck and another published in the journal The Lancet suggest that by the year 2030, more than 5.5 million women, globally, will die from cancer. Most of these women will be suffering from cervical and breast cancer, but other forms are included in the numbers. Breast cancer diagnoses will likely almost double. These increased deaths from cancer in women represent a 60% rise in slightly more than two decades.

It's expected that the majority of these deaths will occur in lower income countries. Research shows that poor outcomes in cancer patients are higher in locations where early detection and advanced treatments are not readily available. Since the top four deadliest cancers-breast, cervical, lung and colorectal-are all preventable with education, healthy lifestyle choices and screenings, it follows that more deaths will be seen in poor countries where these efforts are not routine.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
OCT 26, 2018
Videos
OCT 26, 2018
Making water out of thin air
The Water Abundance XPRIZE is a two-year competition aimed at encouraging scientists, engineers, and dreamers alike to invent solutions to the global water...
NOV 06, 2018
Videos
NOV 06, 2018
Towards a Universal Flu Vaccine
Researchers have to design a new flu vaccine every year. But there are efforts to create a vaccine that works against all strains....
NOV 13, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
NOV 13, 2018
Viscoelasticity and Non-Newtonian Fluids
One of these is not like the others: honey, water, ketchup, and blood. The answer? Water, because the other three are all non-Newtonian fluid. When Isaac N...
NOV 24, 2018
Videos
NOV 24, 2018
Bats may Hold the Secret to Longevity
Some bats can live for up to 41 years, and many have a very healthy life....
DEC 05, 2018
Space & Astronomy
DEC 05, 2018
SpaceX Launches International Space Station Resupply Mission
On Wednesday, Elon Musk-owned SpaceX launched its 20th rocket of 2018 to send a fresh batch of supplies to the International Space Station. The rocket blas...
DEC 08, 2018
Videos
DEC 08, 2018
Repairing Broken Bones With 3D-Printed Scaffolds
Titanium implants and bone grafts can be painful. Researchers are creating a better way to fix damaged bones....
Loading Comments...