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Top 12 Cancer Facts

  • 20,000 people in the world die daily due to cancer

  • 1 in 8 death that occur in the world is due to cancer

  • Cancer deaths outnumber deaths due to AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria combined

  • 12 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed by the end of 2007

  • Cancer death toll will be 7.6 million by end of 2007

  • Cancers of the Lung, Prostate and Stomach are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men

  • Cancers of the Breast, Cervix and Colon are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women

  • Relative risk of developing breast cancer is doubled if there is a history of a first degree relative having the cancer.

  • Pap smear for cervical cancer is the single best cancer screening procedure

  • Lifetime risk of an American man developing an invasive cancer is 45%

  • Relative risk of a smoker developing lung cancer is 23 times higher than that of a non-smoker.

  • Tobacco use is the major preventable cause of cancer in the world.

  • In developing countries more deaths occur due to diarrheal disease than due to cancer.

  • Heart disease is still the no.1 Killer in the world.
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