Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and is expected to be the number one killer in 16 years. Men are more likely to die of cancer than women, but scientific advancements like antibiotics, vaccines, and chemotherapy have decreased how often people die of cancer. Prostate cancer is the leading cancer for males, but there are other cancers men should protect themselves against as well. Prostate cancer is the number one cancer risk for men, and the number two cancer killer (after lung cancer). About one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
Fighter, warrior, hero - some of the terms you might see used to describe people with cancer. But according to a new survey, for some with the illness the words are seen as inappropriate rather than uplifting. The UK poll by Macmillan Cancer Support of 2,000 people who have or had cancer found "cancer-stricken" and "victim" were also among the least-liked terms. The charity said it showed how "divisive" simple descriptions of cancer can be. Calling a person's cancer diagnosis a "war" or a "battle" and saying they had "lost their battle" or "lost their fight" when they died, were other unpopular descriptions, according to the poll carried out by YouGov.
Slim people who look outwardly healthy may be at increased risk of bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, research has shown. A new study found that abnormal insulin is associated with a greater risk of bowel cancer, whether or not an individual is overweight. The findings suggest that measuring blood levels of the hormone could help identify those most likely to develop the disease, increasing the likelihood of early diagnosis and treatment. Obesity is already known to be a risk factor for bowel cancer. Study scientist Dr Marc Gunter, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France, said: 'These results show for the first time that bowel cancer risk is associated with elevated insulin levels among lean people, as well as those with obesity.
A record 1.01 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, the first time the figure has topped the 1 million mark, the National Cancer Center said Friday. NCC put the number of cancer deaths forecast this year at 374,000, also a record high. The center cites an aging population as the biggest reason for the rise in expected cancer incidences and deaths, a consistent trend since the 1970s when officials started to record statistics. The 1.01 million cases would mark an increase of 28,000 compared to last year. By gender, men are seen as slightly more vulnerable to cancer.