Friday, 18 January 2013

Bowel cancer to increase by a million cases in next decade - report

Significant population growth combined with lifestyle changes and increased awareness of the disease will result in a dramatic increase in prevalent cases of colorectal cancer in China over the next decade, according to a new report.
The company’s latest epidemiology report forecasts prevalent CRC cases in China to jump from just under 2 million cases in 2012 to 3.3 million cases by 2022 – an increase of 65% in only 10 years.
China’s above-average population growth will be the primary driver for this worrying increase in CRC prevalence, but shifting living standards and improving healthcare awareness are also important contributors, as this increases the likelihood of sufferers being correctly diagnosed with the disease. According to the report, the incidence of CRC in China increased from about 30 cases per 100,000 people per year in 1988 to about 50 cases per 100,000 people in 2002.
Source: GlobalData

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