Breast cancer cases hit 1.6m in 2010

Breast cancer cases hit 1.6m in 2010

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Breaking News

LONDON – For years, it was assumed that young women in poor countries had a higher risk of dying in childbirth than from cancer. But a new study shows that is changing; specialists say that breast and cervical cancers are killing more women than labor in more than 60 developing countries.

In the first global review of breast and cervical cancer, researchers estimated the number of new breast cancer cases rose from about 641,000 cases in 1980 to 1.6 million cases last year.