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Cancer to kill nearly 10 million this year says WHO report

September 13, 2018

According to a report released by the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency this week, 9.6 million people would lose their lives to cancer this year. This translates as one in eight of all deaths and one in eleven of all deaths among men and women respectively says the agency.

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer came up with a detailed report called the GLOBOCAN report (PDF), on prevalence of cancer and the deaths caused due to this condition worldwide. According to the report worldwide, around 18.1 million new cases of cancer are to be detected this year and there would be an estimated 9.6 million deaths due to cancer. These numbers have risen from 14.1 million new cases and 8.2 million deaths due to cancer in 2012. In 2012 the last world global survey on cancer was released.

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