Deaths from cancer to double to up to 12 million worldwide

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Deaths from cancer could double to up to 12 million a year worldwide within the next 20 years according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The increase from around 6 million cases a year is based purely on an expected rise in the global population….and could be higher if measures to prevent the disease are not implemented.

Ahead of the World Cancer Day on Saturday, Patrick Maigua asked Dr Andreas Ullrich from WHO's Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion department about deaths from cancer.

Duration:  3’51″

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