The research suggests women in poorer countries don't get enough access to preventative measures and cancer diagnosis.
The American Cancer Society has warned there could be a significant worldwide rise in cancer deaths among women over the next 15 years. This will not only impact the lives of so many people but also the economies of each country affected.
The study estimates that 5.5 million women could die of cancer by 2030 due to an increase in population and more poorer countries not having the necessary preventative procedures available for women to get diagnosed and treated. Data from 2012 saw more affluent countries with higher cancer rates but this may be because of the more attainable diagnosis processes and established healthcare programs for screening cancer.
Co-author of the study, Sally Cowal stated that the women most effected by cancer death are young and middle-aged – a key demographic when it comes to a country’s population and economy. A sixty percent rise in deaths could have a significant impact on birth rates.
The worst off country for female cancer deaths were in African and Asia including Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mongolia and Papua New Guinea. However, countries such as Australia, Canada and the U.S. saw a marked improvement since records in 2012, according to a Tech Times report.
More regulations on tobacco use and an improvement in healthcare treatments are thought to go towards a rise in women cancer survival rates in America and much of Europe.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the largest cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. is lung cancer, followed by breast cancer and then colorectal cancer.
The study was presented at the World Cancer Congress in Paris, France.