True or False: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells somewhere in the body
Which Cancer is responsible for the most deaths, globally?
According to WebMD, Lung Cancer kills about 1.7 million people per year. The second biggest killer is Colorectal cancer.
What is the most common cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common, with some experts saying 1 in 5 Americans may develop it within their lifetime.
What process distinguishes malignant tumors from benign tumors?
In metastasis, cancer cells break away from where they first formed, travel through the blood or lymph system, and form new tumors in other parts of the body.
Which of these is NOT a factor that significantly increasing the likelihood of developing ovarian and breast cancers?
Smoking, while a huge risk for many types of cancer, is not one of the primary factors in ovarian and breast cancers.
Having a child after the age of 30
Hormone replacement therapy
Being overweight menopause age
What kind of tumors are most impacted by chemotherapy?
They influence mostly fast growing cells, which is why some people lose their hair as well (fast growing).
True or False: Cancer can be caused by biological agents such as infections from certain viruses, bacteria, or parasites.
Which of these cancers offers the lowest chance of survival, once detected?
Only about 7% of pancreatic cancer patients survive the first 5 years after detection. The next is brain cancer, with 12-13%.
Cancer of the blood cells is referred to as...
True or False: Cancer is the second most common cause cause of death.
According to WHO, heart disease, neonatal conditions, strokes and a few others are bigger killers.
What % of cancer deaths around the world is linked to tobacco smoking?
About 22% of all cancer deaths are related to the use of tobacco and consequently, they comprise the single largest group of cancer deaths that are potentially preventable.
True or False: Artificial sweeteners are linked to certain kinds of cancers
There are no studies proving this.
Which cancer of the female reproductive system is the most deadly?
Unfortunately, symptoms of ovarian cancers often only appear in the late stages of ovarian cancers and because of this it is sometimes too late.
Which cancer of the male reproductive system is the most deadly?
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