Million deaths a year from breast cancer by 2040: Lancet Commission

In 2020, women around the world on average had a 1 in 12 risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer before turning 75 years old.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 17, 2024 | 8:45 AMUpdatedApr 17, 2024 | 8:45 AM

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is now the world’s most common carcinogenic disease, likely to cause a million deaths a year by 2040, according to a new Lancet Commission on breast cancer. They estimated that cases of breast cancer cases will increase from 2.3 million in 2020 to more than 3 million by 2040, with low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) being “disproportionately affected”.

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