30 September 2016
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia
  •    - China
  •    - Hong Kong
  •    - Japan
  •    - Macau
  •    - North Korea
  •    - South Korea
  •    - Taiwan

  • mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato


    » 02/03/2016, 09.54

    CHINA

    Over 7500 people die of cancer everyday in China



    The data released by the National Cancer Centre in Beijing reveals an overall decrease in mortality rate, but an increase in cancer diagnosis. In 2015, 2.8 million deaths. Lung cancer is the most common, with pollution and active smoking among the first causes.

     

    Beijing (AsiaNews / Agencies) - More than 7,500 people a day died of cancer in China in 2015, while there were 12 thousand new diagnoses of cancer per day. The alarming figures were published by the National Cancer Centre in Beijing.

    Chen Wanqing, one of the researchers, said that the overall death rate is decreasing compared to 2006, but there was a 78% increase in deaths due to cancer. This, according to experts, is due to the growth and aging of the population.

    In total, last year there were 4.3 million new positive diagnosis and 2.8 million cancer deaths. The most common is lung cancer, which is also the leading cause of death in China. Added to its causes is air pollution and the continued growth of active smokers (more than half of Chinese men smoke). Even domestic pollution (with coal heating and biomass fuels) is among the leading causes of lung infections.

    Among men, the most common cancers (besides in the lungs) are the stomach, esophagus, liver and bowel cancer. Among women the most common is breast cancer (15% of the total), lung and bronchus, stomach and intestinal cancer.

    According to the researchers, the individuals most at risk are the poor and those living in rural areas, where often the soil and water are contaminated. The preventable cause of death for most common cancer, experts say, is chronic infection (stomach, intestines, etc.), which is responsible for 29% of deaths.

    Chen Wanqing and colleagues analyzed data from 72 local registries, covering 6.5% of the Chinese population. It is a very large information pool, when compared with that available only a few years ago, which covered less than 2% of the citizens.

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    29/01/2013 CHINA
    Worsening pollution as people fall ill from "Beijing cough"
    This morning, the values of PM2.5 were 495 (normal value, for the WHO is 20). Growing risk for people with heart and lung problems, the elderly and children. Expatriates seek to escape from the polluted cities. In 10 years lung cancer increased by 60%. The anger of the Chinese people towards leaders, surrounded by air purifiers and "organic” products.

    05/12/2008 PHILIPPINES
    Philippines: teenage smoking at alarming levels
    30% of girls between 13 and 15 years old smoke regularly. 90% of women say they are aware of the risks of smoking, but aren't quitting. At the university hospital of Manila, a strict anti-smoking rule is in effect: those who are caught smoking are suspended.

    26/02/2013 CHINA
    Pollution, a 'state secret' in China
    China's environmental watchdog refuses to release findings on soil pollution based on a five-year study involved samples from across the country. Legal and environmental experts slam the decision as irresponsible and dangerous.

    01/03/2013 CHINA
    A new (Chinese) name for smog, the population revolts
    While in Beijing and northern China people can not breathe given the high level of PM2.5 – the polluting and carcinogenic particule that comes from industrial emissions - the government gives it a new Chinese name. The blogosphere and even Xinhua rise up: "highly inappropriate at current time."

    18/02/2013 CHINA
    A challenge to the Party: 25 thousand Euro to swim in a polluted river
    An entrepreneur from Zhejiang offers a reward to the head of the environmental protection agency, who instead of providing answers blames overpopulation for being the "real cause of local pollution." Meanwhile, smog returns to choke Beijing: flights cancelled and highways closed.



    Editor's choices

    ASIANEWS SYMPOSIUM
    Mother Teresa, Mercy for Asia and for the world (VIDEO)



    We publish the video recordings of the presentations made at the international symposium organised by AsiaNews on 2 September. In order of appearance: Fr Ferruccio Brambillasca, PIME Superior General; Card Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation of Propaganda Fide; Sr Mary Prema, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity; Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, postulator of the Cause of Mother Teresa; Card Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai; Fr John A. Worthley, on the influence of Mother Teresa in China; a witness to the influence of Mother Teresa in the Islamic world; and Mgr Paul Hinder, Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia.


    CHINA-VATICAN
    Beijing issues new, harsh draft regulations on religious activities

    Bernardo Cervellera

    Fines of up to 200 thousand yuan (27 thousand euro) for "illegal religious activities" by Catholic or other members of underground communities. "Illegal activities" include "dependence from abroad" (such as the relationship with the Vatican). The regulations preach non-discrimination, but party members are forbidden to practice their religion, even in private. Strict control of buildings, statues, crosses. Clampdown on the internet. It could be the end of the underground community.
     


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®