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25 Amazing and little known Facts About Cancer | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly there are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
  2. Cancer has two main characteristics: Abnormal cell growth and the ability to spread to other parts of the body (metastasis).
  3. Amazingly over 20,000 people die of Cancer every day. It seems that within five years, cancer will surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death.
  4. Amazing fact is that every person has cancer cells in their body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied few billion times.
  5. Amazing thing is that cancer cells occur in the body between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
  6. Amazing fact is that cancer cells don’t come from outside. These cells are part of us which aren’t under our control. They multiply uncontrollably and immaturely serving no useful function while feeding on us like parasites.
  7. One in eight deaths in the world are due to cancer. Cancer causes more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.
  8. Cancers of the Lung, Prostate and Stomach are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men while cancers of the Breast, Cervix are the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. Pap smear is single most effective tool to detect early Cervix cancer.
  9. Skin cancer figures are on the rise. Now they account for nearly 50% of all cancers. Exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun is the main culprit.
  10. Amazingly one case of breast cancer is diagnosed every two minutes, and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S.
  11. About 80-90% of breast cancers in women without symptoms in the U.S. can be detected by mammography.
  12. Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
  13. Fact is that tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world causing 22% of cancer deaths. Smoking causes an estimated 90% of lung cancer. Tobacco has killed 50 million people in the last decade.
  14. Amazing fact is that a single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
  15. Fact is one fifth of all cancers worldwide are caused by a chronic infection. e.g. human papillomavirus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and hepatitis B  virus (HBV) causes liver cancer. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori in stomach cause gastric cancer. Immunizations against the infection of HBV and HPV are now available.
  16. Amazingly more than 10 million Americans are living with cancer today. There are amazing 3 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today , the largest group of all cancer survivors. The overall survival rate in developed nations for all types of cancer is about 65 percent.
  17. It is heartening and amazing to to know that there are 30 million cancer survivors worldwide.
  18. Chemotherapy in fact involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells which also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc causing side effects. Similarly radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
  19. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and Radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
  20. The fact is cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life. This will promote healing.
  21. Proper diet can go a long way to control cancer. Cut the sugar. It serves a s cancer feeder. Substitute milk with unsweetened soy milk. Alkaline environment is preferred. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruit help put the body into an alkaline environment. Drink fresh vegetable juice and eat raw vegetables.
  22. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which are high in caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Drink plenty of water. Water is best to drink purified, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it. Carbonated water makes the body acidic. Avoid it.
  23. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
  24. Eat Fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork to suppress cancer growth.
  25. The fact is that the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl produced the largest group of cancers in history from a single incident.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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