There are only a few things that can scare humans to no end, cancer is definitely on top of that list! Yes, this disease has been the cause for thousands of deaths around the globe, so here are a few facts about cancer that can give you some hope!
Most of us know someone who has suffered from the fatal consequences of cancer and we do realize how devastating the effects of this deadly disorder can be!
Cancer is a disease in which there is an abnormal multiplication of cancerous cells, that eventually destroy the tissues and organs.
Some of the most common types of cancer are breast cancer, colon cancer, blood cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and a few others.
Each year, thousands of people lose their lives to cancer; and even with medical advancements, a definitive cure for cancer hasn't been found.
Naturally, the very thought of cancer can fill people with dread and hopelessness.
So, here are a few positive facts about cancer, that can give you hope, have a look.
The rate of cancer related deaths was decreased by 23% between 1991 to 2012 and has been decreasing steadily ever since.
More than about 30% of the various types of cancers present are preventable, through lifestyle changes, vaccinations, etc.
Cancer related deaths in children is decreased by about 2% per year in a decade and decreased by about 1.4% in women.
The survival rate for an average cancer patient has been increased by at least 49% for people suffering from certain types of cancers, in the last decade.
If detected and treated in the early stages, the survival rate for breast cancer patients is a whooping 89%!
Leukemia, a type of blood cancer more common in children, has a survival rate of 83%. Leukemia had a survival rate of just 58% in the 1970s.
The survival rate of testicular cancer in men is now 74%, with proper treatment and precautionary measures.