Types of cancer you didn’t know exist

Cancer is considered to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide

Science has made it easy to investigate a disease, mitigate or eradicate it, and profer a timeless solution to its future occurrence if there be any.
Inspite of this advancement, there are still a handful of health issues that seems larger than life. Ailments like cancer has claimed so many lives since it was first discovered. It is stll in that business. 

NB: Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected.

According to the American Cancer Society, Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. It is quickly becoming common globally. 

The World Health Organisation estimates that, worldwide, there were 14 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths in 2012 (their most recent data).

Some cancers you may not have heard of

  1. Anal cancer
  2. Bladder cancer
  3. Bone cancer
  4. Breast cancer
  5. Cervical cancer
  6. Colon cancer
  7. Colorectal cancer
  8. Endometrial cancer
  9. Kidney cancer
  10. Leukemia
  11. Liver cancer
  12. Lymphoma
  13. Ovarian cancer
  14. Pancreatic cancer
  15. Prostate cancer
  16. Stomach cancer
  17. Testicular cancer
  18. Thyroid cancer
  19. Vaginal cancer
  20. Vulvar cancer

The list is as scary as the types listed. There is none less harmful than the other in reality as they all if not detected on time lead to death. Regular health check up can keep you alive as long as you want. Adopting the right lifestyle and eating habit can go a long way too

Author: Jenny

A freelance Journalist, and an advocate of peace

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