Cancer facts

Over 20,000 people die of Cancer every day.

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

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

50% is the lifetime risk of developing Cancer for a man in the U.S.

Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.

There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.

Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.

A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.

A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.

Multivitamins increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies.

There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.

Taller women are more likely to get cancer, according to a study.

Three “Marlboro men” died of lung cancer: Wayne McLaren, David McLean and Dick Hammer.

Cancer mortality rate has fallen from 215 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991 to 172 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010.

Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer announcement doubled the number of women being tested in its first few months.

Prediabetes increases cancer risk by 15%.

Pilots and flight attendants are twice as likely to get skin cancer melanoma from higher exposure to UV rays.

Breast Cancer kills 450 men in the U.S. every year.

In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Red Wine Kills Cancer Cells.

Trained Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with 98% accuracy.

If you could live long enough, it is inevitable that at least one of your cells would eventually develop cancer.

A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Gleevec, a cancer drug that costs US$70,000 in the U.S. per year, cost just US$2,500 in India because it can’t be patented there.

Plants can get Cancer.

Every 13 minutes, a woman dies from breast cancer in the U.S.

Air pollution causes lung cancer and is also linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer.

Redheads are more likely to develop melanoma (skin cancer) than people with other hair colors.

A man called Billy Owen lost an eye and half his face to cancer and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.

Just 65% of people with Cancer in the U.S. survive.

Musician Eddie Van Halen blamed guitar picks for giving him tongue cancer.

Once a dog hits the age of 10, its chance of dying from cancer is 50%.

Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.

A cooling cap can prevent breast cancer patients facing chemotherapy from losing their hair.

Cancers are primarily an environmental disease with 90 – 95% of cases attributed to environmental factors and 5 – 10% due to genetics.

Ovarian cancer is linked to the use of Johnson and Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower.



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