10 facts about CANCER


Fact 1 There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.



Fact 2 In 2009, 8.2 million people died of cancer - 13% of all deaths worldwide.



Fact 3 More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries.



Fact 4

Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill men are (in order of frequency): lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and esophagus.
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Fact 5 Worldwide, the 5 most common types of cancer that kill women are (in the order of frequency): breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical.



Fact 6 Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world.



Fact 7
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of all cancers worldwide are caused by a chronic infection, for example human papilloma virus (HPV) causes cervical cancer & hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver cancer.
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Fact 8 A third of cancers could be cured if detected early and treated adequately.



Fact 9

All patients in need of pain relief could be helped if current knowledge about pain control and palliative care were applied.
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Fact 10 More than 30% of cancer could be prevented, mainly by not using tobacco, having a healthy diet, being physically active & preventing infections that may cause cancer.
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The www.indiacancer.org website was launched in June 2000. This was the first bold step taken with devotion, determination and dedication by Dr. P. Jagannath in memory of his mother to disseminate knowledge of cancer to the Public. Crusade Against Cancer Foundation was formally inaugurated by Shri Amitabh Bachchan in July 2001, on the first anniversary of the website.
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We are a network of Organizations Cancer centers Professionals NGOs Volunteers Public
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Dedicated to: The Patients who fought with courage. Doctors who treated with compassion. Families who shared the joy and sorrow. The Community which wholeheartedly supported in this Unending Crusade against Cancer
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