Over 70% of cancers happen to people who are over the age of 60
Cancer can affect people of all ages
Cancer causes about 13% of all death
Pancreatic ca (6%) Lymphoma(4%) Leukaemia(5%) Melanoma(4%) Ovarian cance(6%) Endometrial cancer(6%) Pancreatic cancer(7%) Bladder cancer(5%) Colorectal cancer(10%) Colorectal cancer(11%) Colorectal cancer(10%) Colorectal cancer(10%) Breast Cancer (15%) Lung Cancer(15%) prostate cancer (10%) prostate cancer (10%) lung cancer (27%) breast cancer (32%) lung cancer (31%) prostate cancer (33%) Cause of death Most common Cause of death Most common Female Male
Diet- Particular dietary practices often explain differences in cancer incidence in different countries (e.g. gastric cancer is more common in Japan, while colon cancer is more common in the United States).
Reduced red meat consumption is associated with decreased risk of colon cancer.
Studies have linked consumption of grilled meat to an increased risk of stomach cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer, a phenomenon which could be due to the presence of carcinogens such as benzopyrene in foods cooked at high temperatures.
Consumption of a plant-based diet and lifestyle changes resulted in a reduction in cancer
Breast cancer screening can be done by breast self-examination, ot mammograms Colorectal cancer -fecal occult blood testing and colonoscopy,
Cervical cytology testing (using the Pap smear) leads to the identification and excision of precancerous lesions. Testicular self-examination is recommended for men beginning at the age of 15 years to detect testicular cancer.
Prostate cancer -digital rectal exam along with prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood testing.