Peter Feddo Posted almost 3 years ago Will medical advances against cancer mainly help people in wealthy countries or can they help all of the world's people? Agreed, cancer is a global leading cause of death and relatively inexpensive prevention methods will go a very long way towards reducing the human life years lost to some variants. This is sure to be a controversial statement, but in an ideal world we should be seeing an even higher number of reported cases of some types of cancer. Too many living years are lost, and thus potential victims of cancer are passing away too early in their lives due to other ailments (Hep B & C among them). We should strive to comprehensively distribute preventative treatments for a plethora of illnesses among the most at risk populations. Once we've created a population with a higher median age, we'll then face the real dilemma of the expensive treatments of cancer.