Cancer Facts, Reasons And Aspects:

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  • Over 20,000 people die of Cancer every day.
  • Cancer causes more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.
  • There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
  • 50% is the lifetime risk of developing Cancer for a man in the U.S.
  • Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
  • There are 28 million cancer survivors worldwide.
  • Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.
  • A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.
  • A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
  • Multivitamins increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies.
  • There are more skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning than lung cancer cases due to smoking.
  • Taller women are more likely to get cancer, according to a study.
  • Three "Marlboro men" died of lung cancer: Wayne McLaren, David McLean and Dick Hammer.
  • Cancer mortality rate has fallen from 215 deaths per 100,000 people in 1991 to 172 deaths per 100,000 people in 2010.
  • Angelina Jolie's breast cancer announcement doubled the number of women being tested in its first few months.
  • Prediabetes increases cancer risk by 15%.
  • Pilots and flight attendants are twice as likely to get skin cancer melanoma from higher exposure to UV rays.
  • Breast Cancer kills 450 men in the U.S. every year.
  • In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Red Wine Kills Cancer Cells.
  • Trained Dogs can sniff out prostate cancer with 98% accuracy.
  • If you could live long enough, it is inevitable that at least one of your cells would eventually develop cancer.
  • A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Gleevec, a cancer drug that costs US$70,000 in the U.S. per year, cost just US$2,500 in India because it can't be patented there.
  • Plants can get Cancer.
  • Every 13 minutes, a woman dies from breast cancer in the U.S.
  • Air pollution causes lung cancer and is also linked to an increased risk for bladder cancer.
  • Redheads are more likely to develop melanoma (skin cancer) than people with other hair colors.
  • A man called Billy Owen lost an eye and half his face to cancer and used it to start a career as a zombie actor.
  • Just 65% of people with Cancer in the U.S. survive.
  • Musician Eddie Van Halen blamed guitar picks for giving him tongue cancer.
  • Once a dog hits the age of 10, its chance of dying from cancer is 50%.
  • Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53-humans have two.
  • A cooling cap can prevent breast cancer patients facing chemotherapy from losing their hair.
  • Cancers are primarily an environmental disease with 90 - 95% of cases attributed to environmental factors and 5 - 10% due to genetics.
  • Ovarian cancer is linked to the use of Johnson and Johnson's talc-based Baby Powder and Shower.