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Chinese tumour experts have confirmed that cancer has overtaken cardiovascular diseases, to become the top killer in the country.
Figures provided by the National Cancer Registry of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, reveal a more worrying ratio of cancer patients than that given by the World Health Organization. Every minute, 6 Chinese are diagnosed with cancer.
Many medical experts point to smoking as the main cause of 560,000 new lung cancer cases every year. Among female cancer patients, 17 percent are suffering from breast cancer.