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Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases, class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues. Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis. There are over 200 different types of cancer, including breast cancer, lymphoma, oral cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, melanoma and carcinoma and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected each with its own methods of diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms may vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment mostly includes various Cancer therapies, surgeries and cancer drugs. Causes and presentation are the other major aspects of cancer research, there are few common causes whereas unique and organ specific cancer causes were also found. Research is prominent and promising in the area of organ specific research for better understanding of organ specific cancer and implementing personalized therapeutics options.
The study of cancer and tumors are known as Oncology. The term oncology can be segregated literally into two parts “onco” means bulk, mass, or tumor while “-logy” means study. A doctor who specializes in treating people with cancer is called an oncologist. Usually, an oncologist manages care and treatment once a person is diagnosed with cancer.
Scope and importance
Cancer is considered to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is a complex health problem that requires a multidisciplinary approach. This approach is far reaching and ranges from health promotion to prevention and screening, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative caret’s crucial to remember that cancer is not one disease – it’s more than 200, all different, unique diseases, which require different approaches for treatment. Treatments that work for some cancers don’t work for others and sometimes those treatments simply stop working. Cancer research can span from cancer prevention to laboratory research, from clinical trials to quality-of-life research for survivors.
About 12.7 million cancer cases and 7.6 million cancer deaths are estimated to have occurred in 2008 worldwide, with 56% of the cases and 64% of the deaths in the economically developing world. Breast cancer, the most common tumour in women, presents a high survival percentage: 83% of patients have survived this type of cancer after five years. Lung cancer is one of the most aggressive tumors and survival after five years is very low: only 10% of patients diagnosed with a malignant neoplasm survive for more than five years. Colorectal cancer (of the colon and rectum), the most common malignant tumour if we group men and women together, presents an average survival rate of 50-55% five years after diagnosis, meaning that half the patients survive this form of cancer. Prostate cancer, today the most common tumour in men, has an increasingly favorable prognosis, with a global survival rate of 76%, which is higher in young adults. Ovarian cancer presents a very varied prognosis depending on age: whilst 70% of the group between 15 and 44 years survives this form of cancer, this is the case for only 19% of those over 74 years-old.
According to the American Cancer Society, Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. The World Health Organization estimates that, worldwide, there were 4 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths in 2012. The financial costs of cancer in the US per year are an estimated $263.8 billion in medical costs and lost productivity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the numbers of new cancer cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 20 years.