A spokesperson from Visa said: "This incident is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed". Consumers in Britain, Ireland and other European countries reported having card payments declined.
The increasing popularity of alcohol alongside processed foods and sedentary lifestyles are also factors that have contributed to a rise in colorectal cancers above the level expected from population growth alone.
Australia and New Zealand have some of the highest rates of cancer diagnosis, the audit found.
“While the increase in lung, colorectal, and skin cancers over the past decade is concerning, the prevention potential is substantial,” said Dr Christina Fitzmaurice, assistant professor of global health at the University of Washington.