Most preventable cancers – there are eight

Posted on January 17, 2014 by admin

According to the American Cancer Society, one third of women and half of men will be diagnosed with some or the other form of cancer in their lifetime. Only 5 to 10 percent of cancer cases are due to genetic disorder. But we can still limit our risks to cancer by eating right, exercising, using sun protection, regular check ups, avoid smoking.

The most preventable and healable forms of cancer are as belows:

  1. Breast Cancer: Breast cancer stages range from early, improvable breast cancer to metastatic breast cancer, with various breast cancer treatments. Drinking alcohol regularly may raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It affects all women. Some habits — like exercise, avoiding smoking and a healthy diet — may cut your risk of breast cancer.

  2. Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancer. Vaginal bleeding is the first evident symptom of cervical cancer in most cases. It usually occurs after having sex. A woman is at higher risk if she smokes, have many children, uses birth control pills for a long time, or have HIV infection.

  3. Colorectal Cancer: Colorectal cancer appears when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in men as well as  women. The risk of growing colorectal cancer rises after age 50. Eating habits, exercising and lowering alcohol intake can lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

  4. Lung Cancer: Excess smoking increases your chances of lung cancer as it does for other forms. It is the main cause of cancer deaths in men and women in the U.S. and worldwide. The two types of lung cancer are the small cell lung cancers (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC).

  5. Oral Cancer: According to the American Cancer Society, men face twice the risk of evolving oral cancer as women, and men who are above age 50 face the high risk. It is also a known fact that 25% of all oral cancers occur in people who do not smoke and who only drink alcohol periodically.

  6. Prostate Cancer: Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. One in every seven men will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime. Some factors like age, race, diet, family history — even an inactive lifestyle contributes to the risks of prostate cancer.

  7. Skin Cancer: Skin Cancer is the most common and treatable type of cancer in United States. Most skin cancers are caused due to too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. You can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer, or treat it as early as it is detected.

  8. Testicular Cancer: Testicular cancer usually develops in one or both testicles in young men, but it can arise in older men too. It is a highly treatable and generally curable form of cancer. the best ways men can do to protect themselves from testicular cancer are practice safe sex and perform regular self-exams.

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