Global Facts about Cancer
The incidence of cancer is well-documented. In some parts of the world, various forms of cancer continue to increase at a near-exponential rate. This is partly due to the adoption of the western lifestyle. Here in the United States, partly due to changes in lifestyle…eating habits and smoking habits…and to increased technology and medical research by both the government and private sectors, the incidence of certain types of cancer has begun to level off and is actually showing signs of decreasing in certain types of cancers. Even so, the incidence remains alarmingly high. Globally, the anticipated number of people with cancer is expected to top 21 million cases annually by 2030.
For specific up-to-date information about the incidence of cancer, here are some websites from various cancer-related organizations.