Common Risk Factors For Cancer Essay

1104 WordsDec 12, 20165 Pages
Bone Cancer Cancer is a disease caused by uncontrollable division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. Cancer cells are normal cells mutated. Like a normal cell, about to go into the cell division cycle they grow very large. It becomes different when it divides into two but both of them stay alive. According to World Health Organization (WHO), common risk factors for cancer include: tobacco use, Alcohol use, overweight and obesity, dietary factors, including insufficient fruit and vegetable intake, physical inactivity, chronic infections from helicobacter pylori, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), some types of human papillomavirus (HPV), environmental and occupational risks including ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. In the world the most common cancer are lung, breast, colorectum, stomach and liver. In 2012 1.59 million people from lung cancer, 521,000 people from breast cancer, 694,000 people from colorectal cancer, 723,000 people from stomach cancer and 745,000 people from liver cancer. In the United States the most common cancers are bladder, breast, colon and rectal (combined), endometrial and kidney. In 2016 about 16,390 people died from bladder cancer, 40,450- 440 for breast, 49,190 for colon and rectal, 10,470 for endometrial and 14,240 for kidney. The cancer I’m researching is bone cancer. Bone cancer is a mass of unusual cell growth in the bone. Most bone tumors aren’t cancers though. Bone cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of the bone
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