Assalamualaikum, Hello again!
Today, I want to talk about types of cancer that exist in this world. I guess many people won’t get surprised if I say there are more than 100 types of cancer in this world.
Yes, there are more than 100 types of cancer that exist in this world!
According to World Cancer Research Fund International, there were an estimated 14.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2012. 7.4 million Cases were in men and 6.7 million in women. This number is expected to increase to 24 million by 2035!
I know it sounds terrifying but what we can do as a human is to protect and care about our health rather than neglecting it.
Statistic shows that lung cancer is at the top rank in the diseases that domain both sexes. Lung cancer has contributing 13% of the total number and still at the top rank until now. The ranking continues with colorectal cancer with nearly 1.4 million.
What I have said earlier was focusing on both sexes. Now, let’s focus on men sexes which lung cancer still remains the same for the first place. It consists of nearly 17% of new cases diagnosed in 2012. For second and third place, prostate and colorectal are contributed nearly 42% of all cancer, respectively.
While for women, breast cancer takes the first place with 25% new cases diagnosed in 2012. 25%?That is indeed a big number. For the third place, cervical cancer contributed nearly 8% of all cancer.
This shows that lung cancer and breast cancer are not only commonly known by people but they are also the domain the diseases that infect people.
After focusing on most common, let’s move on to least commonly known cancer that known by people.
According to Thyroid Cancer: Anaplastic Cancer, Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the least common type of cancer in this world. They are only 1% of all thyroid cancers and are most deadly of all thyroid cancers. This disease can be identifying when the doctor feels the neck mass and it usually large and very hard at the same time. What more surprising is the tumour will grow very rapidly until you never noticed it. Though it is one of the least common cancer that known by people, the overall cure rate for anaplastic cancer is very low. It requires a very aggressive treatment plan with surgery and sometimes even chemotherapy!
So to prevent people from being diagnosed by this disease, make an appointment with a doctor as soon as you feel something wrong with yourself. Bear in mind that even little things can be big if they are not being taken care of.