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Cancer increases by 200% in SZ
    2012-08-14  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Anne Zhang

zhangy49@gmail.com

The cancer rate has tripled among Shenzhen residents in the past 10 years primarily due to environmental pollution and unhealthy lifestyles, experts say.

Data complied by Shenzhen Cancer Registry Reporting System show cancer cases have risen in Shenzhen year by year between 2002 and 2011. Among the city’s permanent residents, 3,673 in every 10 million people had various cancers in 2002 and the number nearly tripled to 9,962 in 2011, said Lei Lin with the Shenzhen Chronic Diseases Prevention Center.

Lung cancer has been the most common form of cancer in the past 10 years, Lei said. He attributed it to air pollution by vehicle emissions and cigarette smoking.

Lei’s center found the number of females who have cancer has increased more rapidly than the number of males. There are increasing rates of women having breast cancer, cervical cancer and thyroid cancer, Lei said.

There were 245 women with breast cancer in 2002 and the number went up to 957 in 2011. Shen Weixi, director of the tumor department at Shenzhen People’s Hospital, said pressure, infertility, and lack of exercises contribute to the increase.

Statistics also indicate the cancer population in Shenzhen tends to be younger. Between 1999 and 2004, most cancer cases were found among people aged from 70 to 75. But the age went down to the range of 50 years old to 60 years old among male cancerous people and 30 years old to 40 years old among females.

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