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M6 13-005

Exam 17: Intro to Cancer

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Frequent sites of malignant neoplasms in men and women Lung cancer. Breast Cancer. Skin Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Gastrointestinal Cancer. Ovarian and testicular cancers.
Lung cancer: Facts The leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women. Other types of cancer occur more frequently, but are more curable than lung cancer.
Lung Cancer: Statistics 86% die within 5 years of diagnosis. Incidence peaks between 55 and 65 years of age. Smoking is the primary cause.
Breast Cancer The most common cancer in women (excluding skin cancer). It also rarely occurs in men.
Skin Cancer The most common cancer in both men and women.
Melanoma Most serious type of skin cancer; killing over 7,300 people in the US yearly; third most common skin cancer.
Non-melanoma skin cancer types Basal cell and squamous cell
Primary cause of skin cancer Sunlight exposure
Higher risk of skin cancer People of fair complexion that sunburn easily.
Prostate cancer Most common cancer in men (excluding skin cancer)
Prostate Cancer: statistics Over 317,000 cases are diagnosed annually in the US.
Gastrointestinal Cancer Third most common cancer affecting both men and women .
Colorectal cancer the third leading cause of cancer death in the US leading to approximately 55,000 deaths annually.
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