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Perhaps it is cancer of the words most used and most frightening when it comes to their health and reverse disease. Cancer is the term and is used for a group of diseases that have a common denominator: the transformation of normal cell into one that behaves very dangerous for the human body. This report seeks to clarify the basic concepts to understand what this group of diseases and explain, more widely, those types of cancer most common in our society. want to prevent cancer Although the cause of cancer is unknown in many cases, and multifactorial in others, is known about risk factors that increase the likelihood of cancer and should be avoided, such as smoking or smoking any other way. It is estimated that up to 50% of cancers could be prevented. A vaccine is newly approved against cervical cancer, which affects and kills hundreds of women around the world. The marketing of this vaccine already been approved in several countries and studies the adoption of other vaccines against skin cancer and prostate cancer. prognosis cancer prognosis is a prediction of the future course and outcome of disease.

Doctors can not be hundred percent sure about the future of the patient. In fact, the prognosis of a patient may change over time. Survival rates indicate the percentage of people with a certain type and stage of cancer survive the disease for a specified period after diagnosis. Many factors affect a person’s prognosis, including the type, location and stage of disease and the patient’s age, overall health and response to treatment. Statistics In 2002 the world will be diagnosed in approximately 10.9 million new cancer cases (5.8 million 5.1 million men and women). The largest number of patients are diagnosed in Asia (4.9 million), but the highest incidence rates in both sexes, occur in North America and Australia. The impact on countries Southern Europe (which is part of Spain) can be considered high for the average for males and females. Considering both sexes, the most common cancer is lung cancer (1.352 million cases), followed by breast (1.151 million), the colorectal (1.023 million), stomach (933 000), prostate (679 000), liver (626 000 ), cervix (494 000) and esophagus (462 000).

But there are big differences between the sexes and between more and less developed countries, which is a reflection of the different risk factors that predominate in both areas (eating habits and sexual infections ) The most frequent cancers in females are (in this order) the breast, cervix, colorectal and lung. In the male lung, prostate, stomach and colorectal cancers. The number of cases increases slowly in the world, due to two main reasons: the increase in world population and rising life expectancy, which involves aging. But you can not underestimate a real increase by greater exposure to risk factors. “All the information we provide is general in nature, remember that this information alone can not replace the health care or human services you may need. Only provide a service and reference information, please consult your health care professional who treats you about any concerns you have about your own health.