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The Diversity Of Cancer: A Sobering Map That Shows What Forms Strike Where

The dreaded C-word: cancer. Most of us in more privileged countries have been affected by it in one way or another. But it hasn’t always been a big thing in other parts of the world — until now, really. As developing countries begin to modernize, they're getting hit hard with different forms of cancer. These are the most widespread.

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The most common cancers affecting women:


The most common cancers affecting men:

The World Health Organization predicts that global cancer rates will rise drastically over the next two decades. 2012 saw 14 million new cancer cases. By 2032? They expect 22 million. Oof. Something must be done.