Why These Types of Cancer Are On The Rise

Cancer, known to be abnormal cell growth, is devastating when diagnosed. Unfortunately, the number of cases for several types of cancer including liver and thyroid cancer are increasing. Find out why these cancers and others are on the rise, and what can be done about them here.

According to a BBC Health News article from September 2018, some types of cancer are on the rise. Worldwide, more than 18.1 million people are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in the following year, with almost 10 million people dying from the disease in the same period. Diagnoses show a four million case increase since 2012, with deaths up by almost 1.5 million. While the article explains the growing and aging population affects these numbers, other causes also relate to the increases.

Sadly, one in six women and one in five men can expect to receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. This proportion is not improved in wealthier nations like the U.S. or the U.K. Instead, a wealthy lifestyle more frequently relates to cancer than poverty. Right now lung cancer, female breast cancer and colon cancer are the top three killers among worldwide cancers.