Cancer and other deadly diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, with an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Cancer is responsible for about one in six deaths worldwide. The most common types of cancer include: breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, and stomach cancer. Other less common types of cancer include: brain cancer, leukemia, pancreatic cancer, and thyroid cancer.
There are many risk factors for developing cancer, including: family history, smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet, lack of exercise, exposure to radiation and certain chemicals, and infections such as hepatitis B and C.
While there is no surefire way to prevent cancer, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk, such as quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise. Early detection is also key to increasing the chances of survival. For many types of cancer, such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer, screening tests can help find cancers at an early stage when they are most treatable.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many resources available to help you cope with the physical and emotional challenges of this disease. Treatment options have come a long way in recent years, and there is always hope for a cure. With the right support, cancer can be beaten.
If you want to learn more about cancer, the following resources may be helpful:
The American Cancer Society (ACS)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)
No one should have to face cancer alone. With the right support, treatment, and lifestyle choices, it is possible to beat this disease. Remember, there is always hope.