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Why is the number of Cancer patients increasing day-by-day?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Dec 20, 2018

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E. Stanley

E. StanleyTechnical writer, Indianapolis
Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered on Dec 20, 2018

There are different reasons why cancer rates have increased steadily over the past years. One of the main reasons is life expectancy. There was a time when people who are 30 years of age are considered old. Right now, 30 is still considered quite young for people’s standards. Another main cause of cancer rates is obesity.

The unhealthy lifestyle that people live has contributed to the increase of the different diseases like cancer to become more common. A lot of people eat processed food products every day. This can always contribute to the growth of cancer cells. The health care facilities have also improved which means that the disease can be detected earlier as compared to before.

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C. Kenway

C. KenwayContent Writer, Jacksonville
Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered on Jul 17, 2018

Some researchers are saying that the primary reason why more and more people are getting cancer is that of longevity. Age is one of the contributing factors to cancer. It is known to put more people at risk. The longer that people stay alive, the more that they are put at risk of acquiring the condition.

There is good news though, it seems that there are more people now who are able to recover from cancer which means that cancer deaths have decreased significantly over the years. Take note that smoking, which is known to be one of the leading causes of cancer has declined steadily over the past years. Yet, the risks are still there.

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