Large disparities between countries due to levels of development and differences in health case systems affect cancer survival rates. Photo: Alamy

Cancer – survival rates are up, but the number of cases is also rising

The 14 million new cancer cases worldwide recorded in 2012 will balloon to 24 million within two decades. Despite better ways of detecting and treating the disease today, ‘no real headway has been made’ in the fight against it

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Large disparities between countries due to levels of development and differences in health case systems affect cancer survival rates. Photo: Alamy
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