Cancer Types, Symptoms & Treatment facts
Welcome to Cancer Facts MD, your one stop website for information about all types of diseases. We have collected a wealth of information from qualified MDs and medical professionals to share with you.
Whether its information about cancer signs and symptoms, treatment, facts, or general forms, we provide informative health articles covering all these aspects.
Facts on Cancer
What is Cancer Disease?
Cancer disease is the general collection of diseases that are caused by abnormal, uncontrolled growth, metastasis, or invasion in a group of cells.
Most Common Type of Cancer
The most common cancer diseases in individuals are reported by the American Cancer Society (ACS). The most common cancer forms were determined based on the highest number of occurrences from the ACS statistical data.
Here is a list of the 14 most common types of cancer followed by the number of new incidences reported so far in 2012:
- Bladder Cancer overview.
- Breast Cancer (Both Male & Female).
- Colon and Rectal Cancer – Combined.
- Endometrial Cancer – The facts.
- Facts about skin cancer.
- Kidney Cancer and Renal Cancer.
- Leukemia disease.
- Lung Cancer facts and statistics (Bronchus Included).
- Facts about Skin Cancer.
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Disease.
- Pancreatic Cancer Facts.
- Facts about testicular cancer.
- Ovarian cancer fact sheet.
Common Cancer Disease Causes
Usually cancer is caused by cells that lose their ability to regulate themselves and start growing in unstructured ways. It is still unknown why it happens, but we know what can increase cancer risks.
Some diseases such as high blood pressure (or hypertension), well described at www.Abloodpressure.com, can raise cancer risks. Also age, race, family history (if anybody in your family was diagnosed with cancer or not) helps to understand is you are part of the risk group or not.
More detailed information is available at specific cancer pages. The above links to major cancer types provide more information on cancer symptoms, as well as other cancer facts and figures 2011.
Available Cancer Treatments
Typical cancer treatments consist of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, drugs, and bisphosphonates to name a few. Chemotherapy is one of the most commonly used cancer treatments and the phrase chemotherapy literally stands for “cancer drug treatment”. The term simply means treatment by way of cell killing drugs (also known as cytotoxic drugs).
Treatment on initial stages are much more effective than on final stages.
If you are diagnosed with cancer, cancer support groups are a source of support and cancer information. Many groups specialize in certain cancers, providing specialized expertise and information, such as on childhood cancer facts.
Check also facts about breast cancer awareness.
February 4th of every year is World Cancer Awareness Day, please tell your friends about this disease at this time.By Leo