A 'tidal wave of cancer'

My comments are in red ...
Headline today ..."TIDAL WAVE OF CANCER  ... A global drive to tackle the causes of cancer linked to lifestyle has been urged by the World Health Organisation as it predicted the number of new cases could soar 70% to nearly 25 million a year over the next 20 years... Anybody who has spent time in cancer wards talking to patients and nursing staff knew that; they didn't need to be told by the World Health Organisation. The incidence of cancer globally has increased from 12.7m new cases in 2008 to 14.1m in 2012, when there were 8.2m deaths. By 2032, it is expected to hit almost 25m a year – a 70% increase. If as stated it went up by 15% in the last 2 years why only by 70% in the next 18 years? Don't these scientists know an exponential curve when they see one? (Or don't they want to know? Or don't they want us to know?)
... Dr Christopher Wild, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and joint author of the report, said when people know his job, they asked whether a cure for cancer had been found, yet few think about preventing the disease in the first place. Oh yes? Why doesn't the good doctor mention any concern with the One and Only Primary Problem - i.e. what the hell is causing it? Lifestyle, he says. Bollocks. What a cop-out. Try natural forces working to cull our heredically cancerous, wildly destructive over-population, doctor! "Despite exciting advances, the report shows that we cannot treat our way out of the cancer problem. More commitment to prevention and early detection is desperately needed in order to complement improved treatments and address the alarming rise in the cancer burden globally." Too late and with far too much official head in the sand. I rest my case.
His co-author, Dr Bernard Stewart from the University of New South Wales, talked of "the crucial role of prevention in combating the tidal wave of cancer" 

Read my novel, Going with Gabriel. Sometimes fiction is truer than the truth. Sometimes it's also more palatable.

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