Breast cancer incidences now the most common…


Breast cancer incidences now the most common…

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According to WHO, in 2020, cancer is a leading cause of death.

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The most common NEW cases were breast cancer (2.26 millions)! It has overtaken lung cancer’s place!

New cases of lung cancer is in the second place (2.21 million cases), followed by colon and rectum (1.93 million cases); prostate; skin (non-melanoma); and stomach (1.09 million cases).

Cervical cancer is not in this top list. It used to be higher than breast cancer decades ago. Have systematic screenings and HPV vaccination played a big role?

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The most common causes of cancer DEATH in 2020 were: lung (1.80 million deaths); colon and rectum; liver ; stomach; and then breast (685 000 deaths).

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Breast cancer incidences is now the most common… displacing lung cancer.

Have increased awareness and early screenings increase the number?

Have these strategies conversely lower the number of breast cancer deaths, as compared to the other cancers?

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Published by Chen Song Ping @ TPTan

Chen S.P. enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer.

4 thoughts on “Breast cancer incidences now the most common…

  1. My Marvellous Mom was Diagnosed 6 Years ago and continues to Refuse Chemo and Radio Treatment that, as a Retired Medical Practitioner, SHE!!! Knows will Be More Sure to Kill HER!!! than The Cancer…as for WHO; well, We ALL KNOW what a Mess They Have made of Managing this Tiny Flu Virus Thingy and The Damage They Have Caused to The Economies and Peoples Lives

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