Number one! Number one! The cancer rate in Shanghai is more than 25 percent higher than the national average, over 80 people die from the disease every day, according to the Shanghai Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Number one!
The city reports nearly 50,000 new cases and 30,000 deaths every year, the center said on Sunday.
The cancer rate in Shanghai is about 390 out of every 100,000 people, while the national level is at 286.
Lung cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer and breast cancer are the top five cancers among Shanghai residents.
A large number of aging people and unhealthy lifestyles have contributed to the city’s high incidence rate of cancer, officials said.