The news is not what anyone wanted on World Cancer Day.
The study lays much of the blame on lung cancer it claims is "inextricably linked" to tobacco use.
The UN report predicts 21.6 million cases yearly by 2030 with 13 million deaths.
In 2012, there were 14 million cases and 8.2 million people died from the disease.
Statistics point out who and where cancer attacks the most. 53% of cancer cases are in men, and males make up 57% of the terminal cases.
The biggest leaps are thought to come from developing countries, and the reason is very interesting.
The work suggests as people in those nations begin to prosper, they will smoke, drink, and eat more processed foods but not get as much exercise.
The report also claims it’s "implausible to treat our way out of cancer.” The reasoning behind the statement is money.
“Even the highest-income countries will struggle to cope with the spiraling costs of treatment and care," said International Agency for Research on Cancer director Christopher Wild.
He went on to point out "about half of all cancers could be avoided" with early detection and treatment.