A new global report revealed that there is a significant increase in infection rates worldwide, with 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths expected this year.

The report by The International Agency for Research on Cancer indicated that 14.1 million cancer cases and 8.2 million deaths were recorded in 2012 worldwide, but the upcoming rise may be part of it due to the large number of elderly and aging.

Where the figures in the report indicate that one in five men and one in six women will develop cancer.

The report clarified a number of important and necessary data, including that the wealth of some countries increases the number of cancer patients resulting from lifestyle, while in poor countries the incidence of cancer is caused by poverty.

In order to reach these findings, researchers studied nearly 36 types of cancer in 185 countries around the world.

Through this study, the researchers found some important points, which are:

  • In women, the breasts and intestines are responsible for a third of all cancer cases and deaths.
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of death among females in 28 countries around the world
  • It is the number one cause of lung cancer around the world and among women as well.
  • The worst affected countries are the United States of America, Hungary, Denmark, China and New Zealand.

The report found that the most deaths and cancer cases this year are concentrated in Asia.

The report stressed the need for international and governmental interventions to curb the smoking trade, and thus reduce the number of cancer injuries and deaths.