Breast cancer: Detected cases of the "silent killer" increased

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Breast cancer: Detected cases of the "silent killer" increased, Diagnosed cases of breast cancer increased 260 percent and those from cervical cancer by 20 percent from 1980 to 2010, with the largest increase occurs in developing countries, according to global estimates are reported Thursday in The Lancet.

Breast cancer: Detected cases of the "silent killer" increased, Identified breast cancer cases worldwide rose from about 640,000 in 1980, when 65 percent occur in rich countries, to 1.6 million in 2010, of which 51 percent is among women in developing countries.

Incidence of cervical cancer each year increased from 378,000 to 454,000 during this period, according to a survey of 187 countries.

Breast cancer kills 425,000 women in 2010, of whom 68,000 aged 15 to 49 in developing countries.

Deaths from cervical cancer has decreased, but still kills 200,000 years ago, 46,000 of them women aged 15-49 in poor countries.

The increase in the incidence partly derived from better diagnosis but also of aging, as a bulge in the world population reached the age when the risk of cancer increases.

This analysis compiled by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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