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Why do my friends from china say many of their relatives are dying from cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Access to med care

In addition to dr. Rao's answer, .
. The types of cancers occurs in china are different than cancers here in usa. Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers in world wide-especially in china- as the incidence of hepatitis b especially and hep c is very high. In us, liver cancer is not very common. Also, the access to medical care is limited there that increases mortality.

In brief: Access to med care

In addition to dr. Rao's answer, .
. The types of cancers occurs in china are different than cancers here in usa. Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers in world wide-especially in china- as the incidence of hepatitis b especially and hep c is very high. In us, liver cancer is not very common. Also, the access to medical care is limited there that increases mortality.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
cervical cancer is one of the most preventable case here in US- is very common in China as well. Lung cancer is way more common as well there as many and many people are smokers there. Thus, the incidence of smoking related cancers like lung ca, head and neck ca, esophageal, stomach ca, bladder ca are high as well.
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In brief: Increased incidence

It is the leading cause of death, world wide of 12.
7 mil cases 7.6 mil will die annually in china 2.6 mil cases1.8 million will die.Breast and lung are the leaders. China is the manufacturing factory for the world which is causing massive industrial pollution, urbanization, western life style with increased fat intake, all attributed , looks staggering but world1in5 are chinese.

In brief: Increased incidence

It is the leading cause of death, world wide of 12.
7 mil cases 7.6 mil will die annually in china 2.6 mil cases1.8 million will die.Breast and lung are the leaders. China is the manufacturing factory for the world which is causing massive industrial pollution, urbanization, western life style with increased fat intake, all attributed , looks staggering but world1in5 are chinese.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: The New China

People are dying of cancer everywhere.
Under Mao, death certification was not accurate and because of the deplorable health care system, people simply weren't getting diagnosed. (That's the fallacy of "The China Study" for vegans.) They were also dying much younger and not living long enough to get cancer. And China has more smokers than anywhere else.

In brief: The New China

People are dying of cancer everywhere.
Under Mao, death certification was not accurate and because of the deplorable health care system, people simply weren't getting diagnosed. (That's the fallacy of "The China Study" for vegans.) They were also dying much younger and not living long enough to get cancer. And China has more smokers than anywhere else.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Probably are

About a quarter of the deaths in us are from cancer.
There are similar rates in most countries. Cancer has a stronger emotional connotation and may register more with the relatives.

In brief: Probably are

About a quarter of the deaths in us are from cancer.
There are similar rates in most countries. Cancer has a stronger emotional connotation and may register more with the relatives.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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