Increasingly, more and more people are ill with cancer! Researchers estimate that the number of people affected by cancer will double in the following decades.
A study conducted by Macmillan Cancer Support shows that 42% of deaths in England were caused by cancer, compared to only 35% a decade ago.
The survey shows that 64% of people with cancer will die from this disease.
Between 1998 and 2008, the number of cancer patients increased from 1.5 to 2 million, or in other words, with 35%.
Experts believe that this increase is caused both by the fact that more and more become ill, but also because treatments are becoming better, and those affected by the disease have a higher life.
Researchers say that in the next 20 years the number of cancer patients is expected to double!
Men are more likely to suffer from cancer
After an epidemiological study, it was discovered that men have bigger chances to die after suffering from cancerous tumors.
For this study, Dr. Michael Cook, a researcher at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, analyzed with his team, for five years, the survival rates by sex and age in 36 different types of cancer, in order to determine whether mortality and survival differ between men and women.
In the comparative analysis of survival chances between men and women, the researchers gathered their data according to age, year of diagnosis and tumor evolution.
According to the authors, it is difficult to specify a particular cause to explain the differences between men and women regarding cancer.
“If we can identify the main factor responsible for this difference in cancer mortality between men and women, then we can take preventive measures to reduce the impact of this disease on the two sexes,” emphasizes Dr. Cook.