Sunday, June 30, 2013

Facts about Cancer

There are many facts related to Cancer and we can see a few of them as listed below in brief.

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uninhibited growth and broaden of the strange cells.
  • There are more than 100 types of cancer and any part of the body can be attacked by it.
The use of tobacco is the main reason for the growth of Cancer and it can be prevented if detected and given proper treatment. More than 22 percent of people die of tobacco.
  • According to the Cancer Society of America that in 2013, 174,100 deaths can happen due to Cancer by the use of tobacco.
  • More than 25 percent of third of new Cancer cases in the US that are expected to happen in 2013 will be related to Obesity, Physical inactivity of not doing any body work, and poor nutrition in taking healthy foods. 
In 2012 there are more cases with Cancer lives in the world are about 13.7 millions of           Americans are living with Cancer.

Over 2 million cases of Cancer are detected in the world in a year and most cases can be controlled by taking preventive steps. The people have to seek protection for skin from sun exposure more times and avoid indoor tanning.

Anyone within the age can get Cancer but it is high among middle aged persons or older.
  • About 77 percent of people diagnosed with Cancer are in the age group of 55 years.
An estimated 580,350 Americans are expected to die of Cancer in 2013 and it is equal to 1 in 4 deaths are due to Cancer. Heart disease is number one.

Apart from Skin Cancer, breast cancer is the most generally diagnosed cancer among women.

The Cancers are not even let the Children from attacking and it is estimated that 1 percent of Children are diagnosed with Cancer every year.
  • In 2013, an estimated 11,630 childhood cancer cases are expected to happen to children under the age of 14.
  • The cancer is responsible for more deaths among children and accidents are number one for children to die.
The most commonly affected cancer among men is prostate, lung and colorectal (colon) and among women it is breast, lung and colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer is third commonly found cancer in both men and women and it is the second in the list of causing deaths due to it among men and women.