As People Live Longer, Cancer Rates Increase
Researchers say cancer rates are increasing, but they say it's because people are living longer.By Madison Burke | February 4, 2015
Cancer rates are increasing in Great Britain. Cancer Research UK says one in every two people in Britain will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Just 30 years ago, that stat was one in three.
So with all of today's modern knowledge and technology, why are cancer rates increasing?
Researchers explain the primary cause is age. The older you get, the higher your chances of genetic mistakes developing in your cells. Since people are living longer, more people are getting cancer.