The Most Common Types Of Cancer

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The unforgivable disease, cancer has plagued our society for years. Cancer has dated back to 3000 BC. From then to now, many people have been diagnosed and died due to this monstrosity of a disease. Since 1990, approximately 11 million new cancer cases have been diagnosed and 5 million lives have been taken. In 2016, 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die due to cancer. The most common types of cancer today are breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
Throughout our battle with solving the riddle we call cancer, we have learned important information needed to help us in defeating it. We now know how certain types of cancers can be avoided, we know what can help to push cancer into remission, we now know how to identify cancer in the early stages, and etc. By studying this disease throughout the years we have reached some very important milestones in the steps to finding a cure. The most important discovery would be the answer to this question, who does cancer choose? As we all know there isn’t a cancer gene, we aren’t born with cancer. It develops over the years. So scientists all over the globe asked themselves this question, “what is it that everyone who has ever succumbed to this disease have in common?” They
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