Cancer will kill 5.5 million women each year by the year 2030. How do we stop this trend?
In the last two decades, our fight against cancer has been promising with advancements in science and technology that enable us to improve both prevention and treatment efforts. However, we still have a long way to go. In a recent report, one group is particularly vulnerable to the effects of cancer, women. A review from the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with Merck, the global pharmaceutical company, reports 5.5 million women will die from cancers that can be prevented, by the year 2030.
This study also indicates there is a possibility of these numbers growing due to an increase in the number of aged populations all over the world. Cancer is a range of diseases that involves abnormal cellular growth (tumor). These abnormal cells then have the potential to invade and/or spread to other parts of the body. However, it should be noted that not all tumors are cancerous.