Facts About Cancer You Didn’t Know

Facts About Cancer

 Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Do you know facts about cancer that its possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss and a change in bowel movements. While these symptoms may indicate cancer.
  • Cancer causes more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.
  • There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
  • Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
  • A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.
  • Do you know facts about cancer that a single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to Cause cancer.
  • There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
  • Taller women are more likely to get cancer
  • Pre-diabetes increases cancer risk by 15%.
  • Do you know facts about cancer that Pilots and flight attendants are twice as likely to get skin cancer melanoma from higher exposure to UV rays.
  • Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill men are (in order of frequency): lung, stomach, liver,
    colorectal and oesophagus.
  • Do you know facts about cancer that the 5 most common types of cancer that kill women are (in the order of frequency): breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical. In many developing countries, cervical cancer is the most common cancer.
  • Those who sleep less than six hours a night are more likely to develop colon cancer than those who sleep more.
  • Cancer has two main characteristics: abnormal cell growth and the ability to spread to other parts of the body
    (metastasis).
  • Cancer has two main characteristics: abnormal cell growth and the ability to spread to other parts of the body
    (metastasis).
  • Do you know facts about cancer that Cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries, after heart disease. Globally, heart disease is the number one killer.
  • Nitrites are chemical additives used to preserve and add flavouring to most lunch meats, including cold cuts and hot dogs. Once in the body, they react with body chemicals and turn into cancer-causing carcinogens.
  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with over 2 million cases of skin cancers diagnosed every year. Many cases could be prevented by protecting the skin from overexposure from the sun and avoiding indoor tanning.

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