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Cancer to be world's top killer by 2010

Posted on Dec 13, 2008 in Cancer

AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe, Ap Medical WriterCancer will overtake heart disease as the world’s top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts said in a report released Tuesday. Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the world’s smokers now live. So is better diagnosing of cancer, along with the downward trend in infectious diseases that used to be the world’s leading killers. Cancer...

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