10 facts about cancer you probably don’t but MUST know

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in our world today. Take a look at this facts and maybe they can be a benefit to you.

1

Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths

2

People may become anxious or depressed post-diagnosis. The risk of suicide in people with cancer is approximately double.

3

Cancer can be difficult to diagnose and can be considered a “great imitator. So it’s better to go for regular checkups at a standard medical center

4

Everyone has a small chance of developing lung cancer as a result of air pollution or radiation.

5

Tobacco smoke contains over fifty known carcinogens, including nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Read also: Stomach cancer

6

Diet, physical inactivity and obesity are related to up to 30–35% of cancer deaths.

7

Children are twice as likely to develop radiation-induced leukemia as adults.

8

Taller people have an increased risk of cancer because they have more cells than shorter people.

9

About 99% of cases involving postrate cancer occur in males over the age of 50.

10

Lower blood levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Read also: 5 early symptoms of cancer in men

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