Here are some of the most dangerous types of cancers you must know about.
We are know cancer is a horrible disease which affects the lives of thousands of people globally, every year. More often than not, we see patients who are suffering from cancer succumbing to the disease.
Cancer is a disease in which there is an abnormal multiplication of cancerous cells, that eventually destroy the tissues and organs. Some of the most common types of cancer are breast cancer, colon cancer, blood cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and a few others.
We do know that cancer is a dangerous disease in which there is a rapid growth and multiplication of cancerous cells inside the body, that eventually destroy the tissues and hormones. Certain types of cancer are extremely hard to treat and the fatality rates are very high.
So, know more about the 15 most common types of cancer and how they affect us, here.
1. Breast Cancer
Breast cancer affects women of any age, and involves the growth of tumours in the breasts, which eventually destroy the breast tissues.
2. Lung Cancer
Commonly afflicting smokers, lung cancer is a fatal type of cancer that can cause wheezing, difficulty in breathing, coughing out blood, etc.
3. Brain Cancer
Also known as brain tumour, this is a type of cancer with symptoms like constant headaches, memory loss, confusion, inability to speak, nausea and so on.
4. Bladder Cancer
Affecting both men and women, bladder cancer is also a common type of cancer with symptoms like pain during urination, blood in the urine, etc.
5. Cervical Cancer
Affecting just women, cervical cancer can also be fatal with symptoms including, bleeding between periods, heavy cramping, irregular periods, bloody discharge, etc.
6. Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is a type of cancer that affects the intestines causing symptoms like abdominal pain, pain in the rectum, loss of appetite, ulcers in the stomach and so on.
7. Kidney Cancer
Kidney cancer can also be fatal with dangerous symptoms such as blood in the urine, back pain, high BP, ankle swelling, etc.
Also known as blood cancer, leukemia is a type of cancer which affects the blood cells, causing symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, constant loose motions and vomiting, blood in the stools, etc.
9. Liver Cancer
Liver cancer is most common among alcoholics and can come with symptoms like stomach pain, indigestion, fluid accumulation in the stomach, vomiting, etc.
10. Ovarian Cancer
Affecting women, ovarian cancer hits the ovaries of a woman leading to symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, loose motions, nausea, etc.
11. Skin Cancer
Also known as melanoma, skin cancer comes with symptoms such as darkening of the skin, development of lumps and moles, etc.
12. Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is also one of the common types of cancers with symptoms including pain in the abdomen and back, blood in stools, white stools, yellow eyes, fatigue, etc.
13. Prostate Cancer
Affecting men, this type of cancer is also common and has symptoms like difficulty in urination, frequent urination, abdominal pain, fatigue, etc.
14. Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is rather rare, however it can also be fatal and cause symptoms like lumps in the throat, swelling of lymph nodes, hormonal imbalances, etc.
15. Uterine Cancer
Affecting women, uterine cancer is also common with symptoms including pain in the pelvic area, irregular periods, heavy bleeding, pain during intercourse, etc.
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