Salient Features of Cancer

by Kathy Jones on  February 4, 2014 at 7:21 PM Cancer News
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Official figures indicate that cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 7.6 million deaths. Here are some of the more disturbing facts about this killer disease.

* India has nearly 3 million cancer patients.
 Salient Features of Cancer
Salient Features of Cancer
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* A million new cases are reported in India every year.

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* Deaths from cancer worldwide are estimated to reach 13.1 million deaths in 2030.

* Lung and oral cancer is the most common among men.

* Cervix and breast cancer is the most common among women.

* Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer causing 22 percent of global cancer deaths and 71 percent of global lung cancer deaths.

* Lung, stomach, liver, colon and breast cancer cause the most cancer deaths each

* Cancers such as breast, cervical and colorectal cancer can be cured if detected early and treated properly.

* There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.

* One-fifth of all cancers worldwide are caused by a chronic infection; for example human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and the hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver cancer.

Source: IANS
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