Despite some recent break-throughs in treating a variety of cancers, the World Health organization (WHO) predicts a 37% rise (from approximately 14 million to 19 million) in new cases per year by 2025. They also predict that there will be a 39% increase in the number of fatalities. These figures are expected to be slightly higher in the US, although countries such as China and India are rapidly catching up due to increased air pollution and more westernized diets.
"In most developed countries, cancer is the second largest cause of death after cardiovascular disease, and epidemiological evidence points to this trend emerging in the less developed world. This is particularly true in countries in 'transition' or middle-income countries, such as in South America and Asia. Already more than half of all cancer cases occur in developing countries," according to the agency’s website.
Additional carcinogens can be traced to the use of fluoride in water (known to increase the risk of bone cancer), as well as BPA found in everything from plastic food containers to printed store receipts and even in some clothing, etc., increasing women’s risks for breast cancer as well as sterility in men since it is a known “estrogen mimicker."