Crazy Facts About Cancer That You Should Know

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Cancer is one of the deadliest disease. The financial costs of cancer have been estimated at $1.16 trillion dollars per year as of 2010. Read on to find out more about cancer because it could happen to you.


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1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life time.

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There are over 100 types of cancer. And any part of the body can be affected.

3
Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world.

4
Over 2 million skin cancers are diagnosed every year.

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Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. It accounts for nearly 1 in 4 deaths. (Heart disease is number one.).

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Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.

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An estimated 5 to 10% of cancers are entirely hereditary.

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Cancer causes more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.

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Approximately 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people who are 55 years old or older.

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African Americans are more likely than any other racial group to develop and die from cancer. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the lowest overall cancer rates.

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There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.

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Holocaust survivors are at a greater risk for developing cancer, mainly due to intense calorie deprivation and stress during WWII.