The big C is something no one wants to talk about far less hear as a diagnosis, however because cancer is the number 2 cause of death here are 5 things you should know about cancer.
According to the World Health Organization, at least 50% of cancers and deaths related to cancer can be prevented. Many people don’t know that a lifestyle change can prevent you from getting cancer.
Inherited cancer. Experts agree that only around a 10% of cases of cancer are inherited however because immediate family members tent to sustain the same lifestyles and habits therefor it is common to see several family members undergo the same types of cancers. Family lifestyles has a stronger influence in cancer than genetics.
Sleep deprivation. Many people don’t realize that not sleeping enough will not only make you tire but also you won’t get the healing benefits of sleeping. Those who sleep less than 6 hours a day have a higher risk of developing colon cancer.
Death. Globally, one in every eight deaths is caused by cancer. A painful cancer fact is that this disease causes more deaths than malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS combined. Approximately 70% of cancer deaths occur to those of low and middle incomes. In the United States, cancer is listed as the cause in close to 1/4 of all deaths and is the leading cause of death in people aged 45-64 according to the CDC. Currently, there are about 33 million cancer survivors around the world (within 5 years of diagnosis).
The World Health Organization tells us that Breast, colorectal, lung & bronchus, cervical, and stomach cancer are the most common diagnosis among women and Lung & bronchus, prostate, colorectal, stomach, and liver are the most common diagnosis for men.
Knowing about cancer is important to prevent, diagnose early and treat in time. Know your body and your lifestyles, and if anything seems suspicious or out of place talk to your doctor, it is better to get a false alarm than it being too late to treat.