Cancer is now the number one killer disease in the world, surpassing heart diseases.
Lung cancer kills more American than any other cancer. The average annual death toll fro recent years is more than 90,000 men and 45,000 women.
It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US. Each year it claims an estimated 55,000 lives, and produces about 150,000 new cases- more than any other kind of cancer except skin cancer. It afflicts men and women about equally.
Breast cancer is the most common of cancers affecting woman. It kills more women than any other kind of cancer. About 150,000 women in the US develop breast cancer each year, and 35% die of the disease
Stomach cancer is still one of the more frequently diagnosed types of cancer and the death rate is relatively high, at nearly 10 per 100,000population. Men are twice as likely to be victims of stomach cancer as women.
Cancer of the prostate is the most common cancers among men and is second only to lung cancer as a lethal type of tumor for men. About 30,000 people die of prostate cancer each year.
Extensive occurrence of bladder cancer is commonly associated with industrial growth. It appears at annual rate of about 40,000 new cases each year in the US and causes more than 15,000 deaths annually.
Cancer of the mouth and lips strike an estimated 25,000 persons in the US each year and kill a shocking 9,000.
With as many as 500,000 new cases occuring annually, skin cancer is the largest single source of malignancy in the US. An estimated 6,000 persons die of this disease each year.
Cancer of the Uterus
Cancer of the uterus is more common than cancer of the cervix. Uterine cancer is the most common type of cancer of the reproductive organs.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in women, with an average of 21,000 new cases each year. It is second to uterine cancer in the number of cases of cancer of the reproductive organ.
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