India is likely to have over 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer and over 8.8 lakh deaths due to the disease by 2020. Maximum of us would probably be knowing a relative, friend or known who is suffering from Cancer or have been a victim in past.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, though technology has evolved and developed a long way, cancer still doesn’t have a cure! Nearly 1 in 6 deaths occur due to occur! WHO estimates that by 2020, there will be 24 million people living with Cancer in the world.
Here are the 5 Deadliest Types Of Cancers which have affected a large sum of people worldwide :-
1. Lung & Bronchial Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths both among men and women. An estimated 1.6 million deaths each year. In initial stages, many people do not even experience the symptoms until it spreads to other parts of the body. Survival rates of lung cancer depend upon the stage they are in.
2. Breast Cancer
As per WHO, breast cancer caused 571,000 deaths in 2015, is top cancer in women. Indian stats says it affects women in their late 20s and early 30s. genetics play a vital role in the same, health experts suggest that women over the age of 30 should be tested for faulty genes even if they do not have a cancer history.
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3. Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the male. The disease does not have visible signs until the tumor already progressed to an advanced stage. According to Indian National Cancer Registry, the incidence of prostate cancer in the country will be rising by 220% by 2020. In most cases, it is diagnosed in men over 50 years of age.
4. Liver Cancer
Being the most common form of cancer, claiming 788,000 lives each year worldwide. It is caused when unhealthy cells in the organ grow and spread. Hepatitis B & C infections are closely associated with liver cancer because they can lead to cirrhosis.
5. Pancreatic Cancer
It is referred as the silent killer, the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths being the responsible factor for 7% of all cancer-related deaths both in men and women. It is rare cancer spreading its existence in the nearby organs, beginning in the lower part of the stomach- the pancreas.
[ If interested? Read more about Common Cancers in India ]
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