13 - Cancer Basics What is CANCER?6 letters.ugh Complex...

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Cancer Basics What is CANCER?---6 letters…ugh!! Complex family of diseases Leading cause of death in Western world 2nd killer in US ??#
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US Mortality, 2005 *Includes nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis. Source: US Mortality Data 2005, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008. 1. Heart Diseases 652,091 26.6 2. Cancer 559,312 22.8 3. Cerebrovascular diseases 143,579 5.9 4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 130,933 5.3 5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) 117,809 4.8 6. Diabetes mellitus 75,119 3.1 7. Alzheimer disease 71,599 2.9 8. 63,001 2.6 9. Nephritis* 43,901 1.8 10. Septicemia 34,136 1.4 Rank Cause of Death No. of deaths % of all deaths
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Types of cancer Types of cancer Oncology Oncology – study of cancer Carcinomas Carcinomas : cancers of the epithelial tissue Adenocarcinomas Adenocarcinomas : cancers of glandular epithelial cells Sarcomas Sarcomas : cancers of muscle and connective tissues Leukemias Leukemias
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