Top 5 Common Cancers

For the last decades, and probably centuries, cancer has been very rampant. It has been one of the causes of many deaths in many parts of the world, including the United States. There is a survey for keeping records of deaths and their causes. In the entire world, different types of cancers have been included on the list.

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You may be wondering how people can suffer from this kind of disease. Well, there are various causes and risks of cancers. They differ depending on the type of cancer, because not all cancers are of the same risks. However, the most common causes always include hereditary and bad habits. You must be aware of those activities and habits that can affect your health. Anyhow, we will learn the top five cancers that most people around the world encounter.

1. Skin Cancer

Cancer in the skin may not be the number one in the whole world, but in the United States, it is. This is usually referred to as the disease for white skin, because many patients of this type of cancer are Americans, Canadians, and British. The major causes of this serious sickness are sun overexposure, and unhealthy diet.

There are two primary types of skin cancer, which are melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma is a very serious type of skin cancer. Non-melonama is very common, but not as dangerous as melanoma, but still must not be underestimated, as there are hundred thousands of cases. The good news is that a lot of previous cases have been successfully treated.

2. Lung Cancer

Ah, yes, many people smoke cigarettes for a pack or more a day and drink excessive amount of alcohol. Those are the primary causes of lung cancer. A lot of people who have suffered or diagnosed with this type of cancer is either a cigarette chain smoker or an alcoholic. According to studies, the 5-year survival rate of each of the stages of this cancer is very minimal. When combined, it is only about 15% to 16%. Therefore, it is a very serious condition that everyone needs to prevent having it. The only way to do that is to keep the lungs safe, so stay away from alcohol and cigarettes as much as possible.

3. Breast Cancer

For women, their most fear is to have a cancer in one or two of the breasts. This type of cancer rarely affects men, and not considered a big deal to them, but for ladies, it should be. That is because it is one of the deadliest cancers to women, having skin cancer and lung cancer as the others. Diagnosis of this is easy, which a woman can detect herself. Yet, it is still advised to consult a doctor for the proper process of diagnosing and treating it.

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4. Prostate Cancer

The kind of cancer that only affects men is prostate cancer, which makes it the opposite of breast cancer. The reason is because many cancer cases in men have been categorized as prostate cancer. In fact, it is the second most common cause of men’s death from different parts of the world.

Unlike breast cancers, prostate cancer is not easy to detect, unless undergo a physical examination by a licensed doctor. A guy won’t have an idea he has prostate cancer until it is already in its later stage. That is because the symptoms do not occur until the third or fourth stage, just like other types of cancers. That is how deadly a cancer is in general, which is why considered a “silent killer”.

5. Colorectal Cancer

Rectal or colorectal cancer is also among those cancer types that are deadliest. A lot of cancer cases in men and women fall under this, which is actually the third most common in the world.

It does not matter which cancer is the deadliest and most common. Having diagnosed with any of this is a big thing, which may be difficult to deal with. The tendency is that you get a 50% to 75% chance of getting treated. Like what is mentioned, cancer is a silent killer, and you will never know you have one until it becomes worse. The best thing you can do is to live a healthy lifestyle.