China Says Breast Cancer on Rise in Beijing, Shanghai – Reuters
Breast cancer has risen sharply in China’s capital and its top financial centre during the last decade due to unhealthy diets, a poor environment and increased stress at work, state media reported on Tuesday.
In Beijing, the incidence of breast cancer has increased 23 percent in 10 years, with about 45 women out of every 100,000 diagnosed with the disease, the China Daily said, citing the Beijing Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In Shanghai, the figures are even worse, at 55 out of 100,000, up 31 percent in the past decade. [Full Text]