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One of the utmost concerns America has today is cancer. The statistics are disturbing according to the National Cancer Institute study a total of 1,372,910 new cases of cancer and 570, 280 deaths were predicted for the year 2005. roughly one in every four deaths is due to cancer.
study indicates that the life span probability of developing cancer is higher for men at 46% while for women it is 36%. The National Cancer Institute has put in place a challenge to eradicate suffering and death due to cancer by 2015. To meet this, the country is tackling the crisis on a war footing. And, to this end the creation of consciousness has become a main concern. To overcome cancer you must know what the risks are, how way of life changes can help, about involvement and precautionary care, and where aid is accessible.
The most regular cancers are:
1. Prostrate. This accounts for approximately 33%.
2. Lung and bronchus. Accounts for 13%
3. Colon and Rectal. Accounts for 10%
4. Urinary and Bladder –7%.
5. Melanoma of skin—5%.
6. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma—4%.
7. Kidney and Renal Pelvis—3%.
9. Oral Cavity and Pharynx-3%.
1. Breast –32%.
2. Lung and Bronchus—12%.
3. Colon and rectum—11%.
4. Uterine Corpus—6%.
5. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma—4%.
6. Melanoma of the skin—4%
9. Urinary Bladder—2%.
10. Pancreas –2%.
An group called the CDC is taking giant strides in the field of cancer avoidance and control. They sponsor adoption of a healthy life style, eating nutritious and well balanced food, regular health checks, and screening for cancer. Screenings are quite often lifesaving as troubles can be nipped in the bud. Many cancers are curable if detected in the early on stages.
It is vital to know that a cancer is a disease where healthy cells in the body divide uninhibited to form tumors. This could happen wherever in the body and some tumors are compassionate while others are malignant. Most cancers have diverse symptoms but to give you an idea, symptoms can include an unexplained inflammation in any part of the body may feel like a small marble; perceptible growth of a wart or mole; wounds and sores that do not heal; a persistent cough; changes in bowel or bladder habits; indigestion; weight loss or gain; unusual blood loss or expulsion. These are symptoms that are caused by not just cancer but many other diseases. And, early cancer does not clear itself in any external signs so the only way is to go through health checks. So, you need the help of a doctor to make an correct judgment.
Screening will include routine physical examinations, lab tests, x-rays, and specialized tests like mammograms, CT scans, MRIs, sonography or laparoscopy. The medical doctor will, after giving you a general check and noting down the history suggest any special tests if he finds anything that requires further investigation.
In depth information on cancer, prevention, cures, treatment, counseling and more can be found at: http://www.thecancer.net ; http://www.cancer.org ; and http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics .