According to a study made public on Monday by the American Cancer Society, cancer accounts for 7.6 million victims this year or in other words, 20,000 people die of cancer every day. The predictions for this year go even further and estimate 12 million victims (based on data
from the International Agency for Research on Cancer), most of which come from developing countries.
Responsible for the ongoing spread of cancer are smoking and fat diets, unhealthy habits that people seem to often embrace these days. According to the report, deaths caused by cancer are more frequent in developing countries, with 6.7 million cases and 4.7 million deaths, as opposed to the developed countries, where from a total of 5.4 million cases, 2.9 million will die.