In Developing World, Cancer Is A Very Different Disease

In Developing World, Cancer Is A Very Different Disease

by The Daily Eye Team December 26 2015, 9:27 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 39 secs

In the United States the median age at which colon cancer strikes is 69 for men and 73 for women. In Chad the average life expectancy at birth is about 50. Children who survive childbirth ??and then malnutrition and diarrhea ??are likely to die of pneumonia, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, AIDS or even traffic accidents long before their cells accumulate the mutations that cause colon cancer. In fact, cancers of any kind don?? make the top 15 causes of death in Chad??or in Somalia, the Central African Republic and other places where the average life span peaks in the low to mid-50s. Many people do die from cancer, and their numbers are multiplied by rapidly growing populations and a lack of medical care. But first come all those other threats. Read More at

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