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Health News Suggests Rising Parkinson and Cancer Patients in China

People’s Daily published an article which stated that, in China, over two million patients suffer from Parkinson’s disease. The number accounts for 50 percent of all Parkinson’s disease patients in the world. The article also said that there is an alarming trend developing. Even though most Parkinson patients are in their 60’s, lately, patients who are only in their 40’s have developed the disease.

People’s Daily published another article reporting that the number of cancer patients has been rising in China. The article said that, according to the statistics that the National Cancer Research and Control Office released, there were 3.37 million cancer patients in 2011, up by 280,000 from ten years ago. Of these patients, the diagnosis was often too late. As many as 60 to 80 percent of the patients were already in the middle or late stages of cancer when they were hospitalized.

Source: People’s Daily, April 12, 2015