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New Study Shows Cancer Is On The Rise Worldwide

The World Health Organization's study coincided with World Cancer Day and predicts an increase of cancer cases by 57 percent.

Cancer cases are expected to increase by 57 percent in the next 20 years, according to a study released by the World Health Organization.

The study's release coincided with World Cancer Day on Tuesday. The goal of World Cancer Day is to raise awareness about the disease and to encourage people to talk about prevention.

If trends stay the same, "the global burden of new cancer cases will surge from 14.1 million in 2012 to 19.3 million by 2025," according to the most recent cancer statistics from the World Health Organization.

Afria, Asia and South America are likely to see the biggest increases, according to Thomas M. Mack, a Professor of Preventive Medicine at USC Norris Cancer Center. 

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