What is it?, How can you prevent it?, and lots more
What is Cancer? And Some Facts on Diagnosis
Research and data shows that early stage diagnosed cancer is higher by 2.1% in females than males, or females realize that something is wrong with their body and go see a doctor before a male would. Males also have worse prognoses than females. This does not mean that males are always diagnosed with cancer in a late stage though. The percentage of cancers diagnosed in late stages for males and females are around the same. Female (40.9%) and male (41.0%).
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What are the Most Common Cancers in PA and the USA?
Some of the Most Common and Most Known Causes of Cancer
smoking/ receiving second hand smoke
poor diet/no exercise routine
sun and UV exposure without sun screen
genetics passed on from parent to offspring can also just make an offspring prone to cancer, sadly
when cells grow and divide too often in a body area and the cells cannot perform apoptosis, AKA killing of a cell, a cancerous tumor forms
when people get organ transplants they take medicine that suppresses the immune system so the body doesn’t reject the organ, but this weakens the immune system so it does not destroy cancer cells or fight off diseases/infections that cause cancer
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Below Are Some Ways to Prevent Cancer (Precautions)
alcohol and tobacco caused cancers can be prevented completely. JUST DON'T USE IT! “In 2015, almost 171,000 of the estimated 589,430 cancer deaths in the US will be caused by tobacco smoking.”-American Cancer Society
obesity, poor nutrition, and unhealthy diet and exercise can be prevented as well. these cause cancer mostly in well developed and economically developed countries like the USA
3 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually and most of them can be prevented by protecting our skin. WEAR SUNSCREEN!
certain cancers are related to infectious diseases (HIV, HPV, HBV, etc.) that can be prevented from protecting ourselves during sex, getting the required vaccinations throughout our lifetime, as well as changing behavioral actions
screening is said to prevent cervical and colorectal cancer because precancerous lesions can be removed. also, it can detect cancer early before any symptoms even occur
self breast exams and self testicular exams can also prevent cancer in here if any lumps or changes are found in the genitalia.
additives and preservatives in processed foods can cause cancer but that is not as high of a risk as the other preventative ways and cancer causers