Sunday, June 20, 2010

Cancer Facts

• 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.

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