(CNN) – The number of women dying from cancer is expected to more than double worldwide in the next 14 years. That disturbing find comes from a new report by the American cancer society
According to the American cancer society 5-point-5 million women are expected to die from cancer by the year 2030. That’s a 60-percent increase in less than 20 years.
Breast cancer is the deadliest form of cancer among women. Rates of breast cancer survival are hugely dependent on early detection and treatment. Survival rates also vary greatly from country to country.
The u-s has seen a 20 percent drop in cancer incidences and mortality rates since 1991. That is thanks to better tobacco control and medical treatment.
The American cancer society says the massive increase in deaths will mostly come from low and middle income countries where access to health care is less widespread.
Doctors are urging developing countries to take some basic steps to curb the trend. They say promoting self-examinations and campaigning against smoking can be helpful.