Don't get me wrong: Helping people afflicted with cancer in poorer parts of the world is a fine thing to do. But the best way to help in the long run is to help them get richer so they can help themselves. This undoubtedly would make them even more like us in terms of "lifestyle" and would undoubtedly lead to even higher rates of cancer. But it would also lead to less dying from other causes, and longer life expectancy overall. I'm willing to bet that's a trade every person living in the developing world would be happy to make.
* The original link (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/conditions/cancer-deaths-rise-to-82-million-worldwide-breast-cancer-sharply-up/article15945532/) no longer works, but I've replaced it with one that seems equivalent, if memory serves. Hat tip to reader Arkady Bukh of New York for bringing the matter to my attention. - B.D., March 15, 2016.