Cancer Leads Cause of Death in West But Not Poor Countries

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    Dec 19, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
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    NYT: In the West, cancer often afflicts those who are affluent and older. In poorer countries, it is not even a leading cause of death.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/22/science/in-developing-world-cancer-is-a-very-different-disease.html?ref=health
  • JackNNJ

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    Dec 20, 2015 6:19 PM GMT
    They don't live long enough to get cancer.
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    Dec 21, 2015 6:12 AM GMT
    Must have been a slow news day at NYT.
  • interestingch...

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    Jan 14, 2016 3:48 PM GMT
    Everything in the west has sugar in it, maybe thats the problem, poor people from 3rd world countries cannot afford sugar so much so eat more natural alkaline diets, fruits, vegetables and nuts and not much meat because of the cost.
  • AttisXVI

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    Jan 14, 2016 6:04 PM GMT
    What if cancer isnt the most common killer because there's tons of other things killing them?
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    Jan 14, 2016 6:59 PM GMT
    AttisXVI saidWhat if cancer isnt the most common killer because there's tons of other things killing them?

    Or the cancer isn't properly identified, because of little or no good medical care. Undiagnosed cancer could be a factor, and not being identified as a cause of death. Plus as already noted here, many die at ages younger than cancer more commonly develops.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 14, 2016 7:07 PM GMT
    AttisXVI saidWhat if cancer isnt the most common killer because there's tons of other things killing them?

    Even if that were true, that's not an excuse to needlessly expose ourselves to carcinogens. We could probably cut cancer deaths drastically if we continued to develop, and cleaned up our diet and environment.

    Cancer prevention will likely be a much more broadened aspect of healthcare in the future.
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    Jan 14, 2016 11:31 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    AttisXVI saidWhat if cancer isnt the most common killer because there's tons of other things killing them?

    Even if that were true, that's not an excuse to needlessly expose ourselves to carcinogens. We could probably cut cancer deaths drastically if we continued to develop, and cleaned up our diet and environment.

    Cancer prevention will likely be a much more broadened aspect of healthcare in the future.


    Apparently eating 3 almonds every day prevents cancer from developing, so unless you have a nut allergy I figured it won't hurt to try it, prevention is better than cure, my dad died of bowel cancer 11 days after diagnosis, I do not want to go that way so its worth a try.
    Also eliminating toxins regularly i'm sure helps along with drinking lots of fresh water, luckily we don't have fluoride over here so tap water is fine.