For Richer or Poorer….

The seven most common types of cancer worldwide are thought to be, lung, female breast cancer, colorectal, stomach, prostate, liver and cervical cancer.  That’s a pretty nasty list of disease, wouldn’t you say?

Well, take those cancers and combine them with the news that by the year 2030, the number of people with cancer is likely to surge by more than 75 percent across the world.  Poorer countries are the target here, as they adopt unhealthy lifestyles usually found in places like the good old USA.   That’s right, “Westernized” countries are setting bad examples for these poor nations.  Many of the developing countries are seeing a rise in living standards, that’s good.  But the price they pay for that better living?  Unhealthy diets, lack of exercise, smoking and other things that go along with affluence.

This comes from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer.

It’s the first study to look at how current and future numbers in cancer might differ between richer and poorer countries. 

You’ve heard the line “Lead by Example?” 

Probably not the case here.  No one wants to lead by example if it means more cancer cases.

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