2 million women diagnosed with cancer in 2010: report

Sharp rise seen in younger women in poorer countries

Around the world, two million women were diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer last year, according to new global statistics from worldwide cancer registries, the BBC reports. A sharp rise was seen in women under 50 in developing countries, while women in developed countries did better due to health policies, screening and better health care. Breast cancer cases are rising each year at about 3 per cent, with death rates rising at 2 per cent per year. An aging population, diet, obesity, and economics are among the contributing factors.

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