Cancer Type

There are more than 100 types of cancers known today. Some rare, some aggressive, some slow and manageable but many preventable!

About Various Cancer Type

Cancer is a broad umbrella. Any cell in the body can become cancerous due to a mutation in the DNA. Mutations that result in multiplication and accumulation of these cells. And depending on the place of origin, level of severity, and nature of these mutated cells, cancer is categorized into several types and sub-types.

List of Cancer

Select a cancer type to learn more. Understand the comprehensive definition of anatomy. Know the symptoms. Learn about various diagnosis methods. Explore the treatment options. Read about the causes and prevention. Be abreast of the latest research.

10 Fact About Cancer

  • Currently, Cancer is one of the leading causes of death across the world.

  • Most of these deaths by cancer could have been prevented.

  • About 70% of all cancer deaths are recorded in low and middle-income countries.

  • Less than 30% of low-income countries have access to cancer treatment services.

  • Only 14% of cancer patients have access to palliative care.
  • 20% of all cancers worldwide is caused by chronic infections like HPV or HBV.

  • About 77% of cancers are diagnosed in people who are 55 years old or older.

  • Tobacco is the largest preventable cause of cancer in the world causing 22% of cancer deaths.

  • Cancer patients in need of pain relief can be helped with the current knowledge about pain control and palliative care.

  • There is a steady drop in cancer mortality mostly due to advances in early detection and treatment.