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As the world ages, cancer cases are projected to rise, hitting some countries like ‘a tidal wave'

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Title: Report Predicts 77% Increase in Cancer Cases by 2050

A recent report published in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians projects a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with cancer by 2050. In 2022, approximately 20 million cases of cancer were reported, resulting in 9.7 million deaths. The report suggests that by 2050, the number of cancer cases worldwide could reach 35 million. Factors such as population growth, aging, and lifestyle choices like smoking and obesity contribute to the increase. Low-income countries are particularly vulnerable due to limited resources for early detection and prevention. Lung cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed form globally. The report emphasizes the importance of prevention, screening, and access to advanced treatment for managing this growing health challenge.