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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cancer Facts: WOW!!

-Each day 46 children are diagnosed with cancer, JUST IN THE UNITED STATES!
-There are over 100 types of cancer, any part of the body can be affected.
-In 2008, 7.5 million died of cancer. Thats 13% of deaths worldwide.
-About 70% of cancer deaths happen in low- or medium- income countries
-Worldwide, the 5 most common cancers that kill  men are  (in order of frequency): lung, stomach, liver, colorectal, and oesophagus.
-Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill women are (in the order of frequency): breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical.
-Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world.
-One fifth of all cancers worldwide are caused by a chronic infection, for example human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver cancer.
-More than 30% of cancers could be cured if detected early and treated adequately
-All patients in need of pain relief could be helped if current knowledge about pain control and palliative care were applied.
-More than 30% of cancer could be prevented, mainly by not using tobacco, having a healthy diet, being physically active and preventing infections that may cause cancer.

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