Cancer to be world's top killer by 2010, WHO says

Dec 09, 2008 By MIKE STOBBE , AP Medical Writer

(AP) -- Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts reported Tuesday.



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E_L_Earnhardt
1 / 5 (1) Dec 09, 2008
'BETTER DISCOVER THE "THERMAL" CAUSE AND CURE OF CANCER QUICK! THIS THING IS GETTING AWAY FROM YOU! YOU HAVE PLAYED WITH YOUR CHEMICALS LONG ENOUGH!

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