GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a stark warning, predicting a significant 77pc rise in new cancer cases by the year 2050 compared to statistics from 2022, mainly because of consumption of alcohol, smoking, obesity and environmental pollution.
According to WHO, smoking, alcohol consumption, and obesity are identified as the primary risk factors for cancer, with air pollution also emerging as a significant contributor to the disease's proliferation.
Furthermore, the report emphasizes that low-income countries will be disproportionately affected, with a projected 142pc rise in cancer cases rates. Developing countries are also expected to see a staggering 99pc increase in cancer rates.
Alarmingly, WHO projects that global cancer-related deaths will nearly double by 2050 if preventive measures are not implemented swiftly and effectively.