20,000 people in the world die daily due to cancer
1 in 8 deaths that occur in the world is due to cancer
Cancer deaths outnumber deaths due to AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined
12 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed by the end of 2007
Cancer death toll will be 7.6 million by end of 2007
Cancers of the Lung, Prostate and Stomach are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men
Cancers of the Breast, Cervix and Colon are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women
Relative risk of developing breast cancer is doubled if there is a history of a first degree relative having the cancer.
Pap smear for cervical cancer is the single best cancer screening procedure
Lifetime risk of an American man developing an invasive cancer is 45%
Relative risk of a smoker developing lung cancer is 23 times higher than that of a non-smoker.
Tobacco use is the major preventable cause of cancer in the world.
In developing countries more deaths occur due to diarrheal disease than due to cancer.
Heart disease is still the no.1 Killer in the world.