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Cancer Will Soon Cost Trillions

Yesterday, we found out cancer will overtake heart disease as the world’s number one killer by 2010, with 27 million cancer cases by 2030. And now, a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals the total financial expense and human cost, i.e. the price of years of life lost, will reach $1.472 trillion in 2020, up from 2000’s $960.7 billion figure; via HealthDay News.

 

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Monty - December 11, 2008 11:29 AM

Cost to the general public is profit to the industry. The more cancer, the more profit. Sell more chemo, radiation, surgery, nuclear power plants and waste dumps. It all increases the companies' stock price and the CEO's salaries and pensions.

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