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June 29, 2021

The most 5 fatal cancer types, with stats and treatment

Do you know that 20 million people worldwide died in 2020 because of cancer? It is still one of the leading diseases that cause death in the world. Yes, we should be careful and follow the prevention instructions to protect ourselves from it. In this article, you will know more about the most 5 fatal cancer types, cancer stats, and causes.

Cancer facts and stats:

  1. According to the world health organization “WHO” cancer is the cause of 1 in 6 deaths, which is a high percentage.
  2. Breast, lung, colon and rectum and prostate cancers are the most common cancer worldwide.
  3. Tobacco use, high body obesity, drinking alcohol, lack of physical activity, and eating small amounts of fruit and vegetables are the causes of one-third of cancer deaths.
  4. Human papillomavirus and hepatitis are responsible for 30% of cancer cases in many low and middle-income countries.
  5. Each year, there are about 400000 children develop cancer.
  6. Cervical cancer is the most common one in 23 countries in the world.
  7. One of the positive facts is that cancer can be treated and controlled if detected in the early stages and cured effectively.

The wildest types of cancer:

First, the most common types that cause new cases in 2020:

  1. Breast cancer: causes 2.26 million cases.
  2. Lung cancer: causes 2.21 million cases.
  3. Colon and rectum: cause 1.93 million cases.
  4. Prostate cancer: causes 1.41 million cases.
  5. Skin cancer: non-melanoma causes 1.20 million cases.
  6. Stomach cancer: causes 1.09 million cases.

Second, the types that cause death in 2020:

  1. Lung cancer: Causes 1.80 million deaths.
  2. Colon and rectum cancer: Causes 916000 deaths.
  3. Liver cancer: causes 830000 deaths.
  4. Stomach cancer: causes 769000 deaths.
  5. Breast cancer: causes 685000 deaths.

Let’s talk in detail about the wildest types of them that cause deaths:

The first one: Lung cancer

Lung cancer
Lung cancer and its harmful impact on life

As we mentioned above tobacco consumption is the main cause of lung cancer and most of these types of patients die in the end. So, controlling smoking is the best safe way to prevent yourself from this fatal disease.

Depending on microscopic examination lung cancer is divided into 2 main types:

  • Small cell lung cancer.
  • Non-small cell lung cancer.

There are many types of lung cancer treatments like:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

You can read more about the most dangerous type of cancer by following this topic, the symptoms of lung cancer.

Lung cancer prominent signs:

The most prominent signs of lung cancer are summarized in a tough cough that doesn’t go away, coughing up blood, pain in the chest, shortness of breath, hoarseness, losing weight without a diet plan, bone pain, and headache.

The second one: Colon cancer

Colon cancer
Colon cancer has a bad impact on health

Initially, cancer colon comes with few or no symptoms, it can be cured if it is discovered early by encouraging five-year survival rates. To clarify this point, survival rates increase to 90% of colon cancer discovered in its early stages. While the chance of the five-year survival rate decrease in the advanced level of the disease.

For colon cancer treatment: you can use a colonoscopy to check cancer and its spreading level, colon cancer treatment includes surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.

Colon cancer prominent signs:

The prominent symptoms of colon cancer are summarized: A persistent change in bowel movement (diarrhea or constipation), a change in the consistency of stool, rectal bleeding, abdominal painful cramps, feeling that intestines are not empty always, fatigue, and unexplained weight loss.

The third one: Liver cancer

Liver cancer disease
The harmful impact of liver cancer

It is one of the hardest types of cancer, too dangerous, and too fatal. There are several types of liver cancer, the most common one is hepatocellular carcinoma which attacks the main type of live cell called hepatocyte. The other types are hepatoblastoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma which are less common.

We mention all types of liver cancer in a list:

  1. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  2. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer)
  3. Angiosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma
  4. Hepatoblastoma
  5. Hemangioma
  6. Hepatic adenoma
  7. Focal nodular hyperplasia

There are many types of liver cancer treatments, let’s drop them down:

  1. Cryotherapy
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Surgery

Liver cancer prominent signs:

Many peoples don’t face any signs in the early stages but when symptoms begin to appear they feel Pain in the upper abdomen, vomiting, and nausea, anorexia, abdominal bloating, general weakness and fatigue, weight loss without a try, the skin becomes yellow, the eye becomes white (jaundice), and the stool becomes white.

The fourth one: Stomach cancer:

Stomach cancer
Stomach cancer impact on health and the body

Stomach cancer should be found early, to be curable. Globally it is the fourth cause of cancer deaths. The estimated number of people who died from it is 768,793 worldwide which makes it dangerous.

There are various types of stomach cancer, we’ll list them below:

  1. Adenocarcinomas.
  2. Primary gastric lymphoma.
  3. A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).
  4. Neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors.

The most common one of them is adenocarcinoma which hit 90-95%, this cancer develops from the gland cells in the innermost lining of the stomach (the mucosa).

Sometimes, stomach cancer can be completely cured, and sometimes not, it depends on when it has been found. Finding it in the early stages is preferable for sure, for cases that can’t be cured completely, and by consulting your doctors, you can retrieve symptoms and improve the quality of life by using various treatment techniques.

Techniques used to retrieve symptoms of stomach cancer:

  1. Chemotherapy
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Surgery

By using the third technique, stomach cancer can be cured as long as doctors remove all the cancerous tissue using surgically.

Stomach cancer prominent signs:

If you see any of these signs you should see a doctor immediately, these signs are summarized: poor appetite, losing weight, belly pain, feeling discomfort in the abdomen (above the navel), feeling full after a small meal, vomiting (with blood or without it), heartburn, indigestion, nausea, fluid build-up in the abdomen, blood in the stool, tired or weak, anemia, Swelling in the abdomen, and jaundice if cancer spreads to the liver.

The fifth one: Breast cancer:

Lung cancer
Breast cancer id one of the fatal diseases world wide

This disease affects both men and women as we explained in this topic it is the fifth cause of cancer deaths, in 2020 there were 2.3 million women attacked by breast cancer and unfortunately, it causes 685000 deaths globally. The source is WHO.

There are several types of breast cancer, which are:

  1. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  2. Invasive breast cancer (ILC or IDC)
  3. Triple-negative breast cancer
  4. Inflammatory breast cancer
  5. Paget’s disease of the nipple (Rare)
  6. Angiosarcoma
  7. Phyllodes tumor

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive of breast cancer types because it spreads and grows quickly, it’s likely to back again after being cured, and is harder to be controlled compared with other breast cancer types.

There are various techniques to beat breast cancer:

  1. Surgery (Cutting out the swollen).
  2. Chemotherapy (Using medicine to kill cancer cells).
  3. Hormonal therapy (Controlling the growth of cancer cells).
  4. Biological therapy (Fighting cancer via strengthening immunity).
  5. Radiation therapy (Killing cells by using high-energy rays).

Breast cancer prominent signs:

Checking breast cancer constantly is the best way to protect yourself, if you see any of these signs don’t hesitate to contact a doctor, these signs are summarized in, a lump in the breast or under the arm, thickening of a part of the breast, breast skin dimpling, breast skin irritation, redness skin and pain around the nipple, nipple discharge fluids rather than milk, changing in breast size, and pain in the breast.

These are the important details of the five fatal and aggressive types of cancer that causes death worldwide, we should take care of them and follow the instruction to protect ourselves and make a checkup if we found any of mentioned symptoms above.

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