Cancer will be the leading cause of death in the 21st century: research

Saturday, November 7, 2020

 Cancer will be the leading cause of death in the 21st century: research

  • A recent study has revealed that cancer is the leading cause of death in the 21st century.
  • A report published in The Lancet Oncology Journal of the United Kingdom states that medical experts have written a detailed article on the harmful effects of climate change on human health in the future, especially cancer.
  • According to researchers, the clearest picture of the global cancer challenge can be obtained from the destruction of the difficult human health care system, which requires the diagnosis, treatment and protection of infectious diseases.
  • Robert A. Heitt, lead author of the article, says the global community has failed to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the world in order to tackle climate change.
  • According to the report, climate change has a profound effect on health which continues to grow without any immediate action. High temperatures, polluted air and forest fires cause respiratory and heart diseases, while changes in working temperatures and rainy hours increase the risk of diseases such as malaria and dengue.
  • According to research, extremely humid temperatures cause deaths, injuries, relocation of people and disruption of the health care system.
  • Cancer is being touted as the leading cause of death in the 21st century.
  • The authors say that the biggest risk of cancer is air pollution, dangerous ultraviolet rays, industrial waste and contaminants in water and food.
  • Kidney cancer, which is already the leading cause of death from infectious diseases in the world, increases its risk due to air pollution and, according to a conservative estimate, it causes 15% of new cases.
  • Climate change is expected to kill half a million people by 2050, according to a comprehensive study.
  • In addition, major damage is expected to the infrastructure of the healthcare system to control cancer, which can affect all types of cancer.
  • The Corona epidemic is a clear example of the barrier that has severely affected the screening of cancer patients, as it could put medical staff at risk for the virus.
  • The authors say that the rate of lung cancer can be reduced by reducing pollution and that there are several clinical, psychological and policy solutions to reduce the incidence of cancer cases and deaths.


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