New cancer incidence data collected by Israeli researchers indicates that despite the extensive use of cell phones in the technological era, malignant tumor statistics have not increased over the past two decades. Israel has the highest annual number of patients diagnosed with cancer compared to the OECD average however, the mortality rate is below average.
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In honor of World Cancer Day, the Israel Cancer Association published updated data debunking claims that cell phones cause cancer. Ever since cell phones entered into daily life, many feared that the radiation emitted from the technological devices would put humans at a greater risk of cancer. However, the research proved that statistics of malignant tumors have not increased despite the extensive use of cell phones in the technological era.
The report indicated that 11,000 Israelis died of cancer in the year 2015 alone, while 30,000 were diagnosed in total within that same year. The research also showed that Israel has an above average annual number of patients diagnosed with cancer in comparison to the OECD average, while the mortality rate among Israeli cancer patients is lower.
The study showed that most men who died of cancer during 2015 were mostly diagnosed with lung cancer, while women who died of cancer during 2015 were mostly diagnosed with breast cancer.
This study comes a week after a new type of blood test was revealed to help identify certain types of cancer in early stages to prevent progression of the disease.