There are more than 100 types of cancer along with various kinds of causes, ranging from radiation, chemicals, to viruses. But the similarities, the cancer characterized by abnormal cell growth. What cancers are the most deadly and why is it difficult to cure? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cancer is the number two cause of death in America after heart disease. Even when diagnosed early and treated with advanced treatment, cancer still has the power to kill.
Indeed, there have been many treatments that have been successful at this time and were not found decades ago, but cancer treatment is still difficult to understand because of many factors. Cancer cell growth remains unpredictable and still mysterious in some cases, after going through seemingly effective treatment, cancer cells are able to hide in some patients and reappear.
About US $ 200 billion (around Rp. 1,800 trillion) has been spent in cancer research since the early 1970s, the survival of all cancer patients in the US has also increased from around 50% in the 1970s to 65% at present.
We will not be able to make progress like now if health science is not funded, the basis of science teaches us about the mechanisms and effectiveness of medicines. We took that information and applied it to the clinic to find out whether the new ways were successful in treating cancer.
Types of deadly cancers:
1. Lung cancer
Lung Cancer is the number one killer in the United States, the main cause of which is the use of tobacco products and smoking, this type of cancer mostly attacks people aged 55-65 years. There are two main types of cancer, the most commonly found large lung cell cancers, and small lung cell cancers that spread faster. More than 157,000 people are estimated to have died of lung cancer and bronchial disease in 2010. For those of you who have complaints of lung cancer, we recommend that you do treatment with traditional healing methods.
2. Rectum colon cancer
Colon cancer grows in large intestinal tissue, while rectal cancer grows in a few centimeters in the large intestine near the anus. Most cases begin with small lumps of benign cells or polyps and over time grow into cancer. Examination is highly recommended to find polyps before turning into cancer, colorectal cancer is estimated to kill more than 51,000 people in 2010. Therefore, regular health checks or checks will greatly help us to know the health condition and be aware of the occurrence of rectal colon cancer.
3. Breast cancer
Breast cancer is the second most popular cancer in the United States after skin cancer, this cancer can also attack men. There were nearly 2,000 cases of breast cancer in men between 2003 and 2008. Cancer cells usually form in the ducts that drain milk to the nipples or milk-producing glands, nearly 40,000 people are estimated to die from breast cancer in 2010.
Usually people with breast cancer do not realize that he has this deadly disease, because cancer is known as the silent killer.
4. Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer appears in pancreatic tissue that helps digestion and regulates metabolism, detection and treatment from an early age will be difficult, this is because symptoms in pancreatic cancer are very difficult to recognize symptoms or initial signs, spread silently and spread very quickly . Pancreatic cancer is estimated to claim 37,000 lives in 2010.
5. Prostate cancer
This cancer is the number one cause of death due to cancer in men after lung cancer and bronchial disease and is a frightening specter for men, because it attacks the male reproductive organs. Prostate cancer usually begins to grow slowly in the prostate gland, the gland that produces semen to transport sperm.
Some types of cancer are still limited to the prostate gland, and are easier to treat. But other types are more aggressive and spread faster, prostate cancer is estimated to kill around 32,000 people in 2010.
6. Blood cancer (leukemia)
There are many types of leukemia or cancer of the blood and all of them attack the body’s tissues that make up blood such as the bone marrow and lymphatic system, blood cancer results in an excess production of abnormal white blood cells.
The types of leukemia are classified based on how fast they spread and which cells are affected, the type of acute myelogenous leukemia is the most malignant and killed 41,714 people in 2003 to 2007. Nearly 22,000 people are expected to die of leukemia in 2010.
7. Non-hodgkin lymphoma
Maybe there are those who do not know in detail what is meant by non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, let us discuss briefly about one type of cancer which is included in this category of malignant cancer. This cancer attacks lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell and is characterized by swollen lymph nodes, fever and weight loss. There are several types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and are categorized based on the growth rate and type of lymphocytes affected. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is more deadly than Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is estimated to have killed more than 20,000 people in 2010.
8. Liver cancer and the itrahepatic bile duct
Liver cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world, but is rarely found in the United States. This cancer is closely related to the cancer of the intrahepatic bile duct that attacks the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the small intestine. Nearly 19,000 Americans are estimated to die from the liver and intrahepatic bile duct in 2010.
9. Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is the number four cause of cancer deaths among women between 2003 and 2007, the average age of women diagnosed with cancer is 63 years. This cancer is easier to treat but is more difficult to detect at an early stage. Symptoms include abdominal discomfort, urge to urinate and pelvic pain. Nearly 14,000 women are expected to die of ovarian cancer in 2010.
10. Esophageal cancer
This cancer starts in the cells that line the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach, and usually occurs in the lower part of the esophagus. Men are more likely to die than women because of esophageal cancer between 2003 and 2007. This cancer is estimated to kill 14,500 people in 2010.
Symptoms of cancer
Symptoms that arise due to cancer vary greatly depending on the type of cancer that is experienced and the organs affected by cancer. Some of the common symptoms experienced by cancer patients are:
- Fatigue and feeling weak.
- Changes in body weight without being desired, can be a decrease or increase in body weight.
- The appearance of a lump or thickening felt under the skin.
- Changes to the skin, such as yellowing, darkening, or redness. Can also be a disorder or a wound that is painful and does not go away.
- Long-term fever and night sweats.
- Bleeding and bruising are not clear why.
If you experience these symptoms, especially symptoms that persist for a long time, it is recommended to immediately consult a doctor. Risk factors and a history of cancer in the family also need to be consulted so that routine screening checks can be carried out so that the cancer can be diagnosed early.