As far as facts about cancer are concerned there are a few things that you need to know. Cancer is a broad term to denote diseases where the main characteristic is uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells and their spread. It is said that there are more than 100 types of cancer. All parts of human body could be affected by the same. As far as preventable causes of cancer are concerned tobacco usage happens to be the single biggest among them. It causes 22 per cent of the deaths that happen because of cancer. In the USA (United States of America) you would find millions of people who are alive in spite of having cancer.
It is said that all over more than 2 million of skin cancer are diagnosed each year. You can prevent many of those from happening by taking precautions that are necessary in these cases. Chief among these would be avoiding indoor tanning. Anyone and everyone are at risk to this disease. However, your chances of getting this disease increase even as you grow older. In most cases cancer happens to middle aged and older people. In people older than 55 years make up 77 per cent of the patients who are suffering from some form or the other of this disease.
It is estimated that around 1000 people die each day from cancer in the USA. As far as women are concerned, skin cancer and breast cancer are the commonest forms of cancer that they suffer from. In case of new cases of cancer 1 per cent of the patients happen to be children. Cancer is said to be the second most prominent cause as far as deaths of children are concerned. With respect to men the commonest forms of cancer are prostrate, colorectal, and lung.