I am a 56-year-old woman living in California, and I have had multiple cancers. My daughter has had cancer. Many family members and friends have died of cancer and even more have been treated for it.
Everywhere I turn I know someone who knows a child just diagnosed, a sister, a father. You get the point!
The point is – is that CANCER is an epidemic!
THE INCIDENCE OF CANCER
Below is a map of global cancer incidence.
(Source: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/world/the-global-picture/cancer-overall-world). To download PDF see http://publications.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/statsincidence/worldmap.html
I find it interesting that this website and chart present data from 2008. Where is the current data? It is now five years later. If I look at the World Health Organization’s website or the National Cancer Institute’s website, the information is from 2008 as well. I don’t want to allude to any conspiracy – but now living in the digital and information age, I have to wonder – isn’t this information important? Hopefully, there will be an update this year.
According to the Cancer Research Institute report:
“The incidence and mortality statistics presented here for cancers worldwide were taken from the International Agency for Research on Cancer GLOBOCAN database (version 1.2), which presents estimates for 2008 and also the World Health Organization Global Health Observatory and the United Nations World Population Prospects report.” Continue Reading…