Cancer is a common condition and a
serious health problem, both in the UK
and across the world.
There are around
298,000 new cases of cancer (excluding
non-melanoma skin cancer) diagnosed each
year in the UK.
More than one in three
people will develop some form of cancer
during their lifetime. There are
hundreds of different types of cancer.
The most common cancers in the UK are:
Prostate Cancer Lung Cancer
Bladder Cancer Uterine (womb)
In the UK,
breast cancer is the most common type of
cancer among women. More than 45,500
cases of breast cancer are diagnosed
every year, usually in women over 50 who
have reached menopause. However, it is
possible for women of any age to get
breast cancer and, in rare cases, the
condition can affect men.
Caucasian women are slightly more likely
to develop breast cancer than are
African-American women. African women
are more likely to die of this cancer.
At least part of this seems to be
because African women tend to have more
aggressive tumours, although why this is
the case is not known. Asian, Hispanic,
and Native-American women have a lower
risk of developing and dying from breast
The prostate is a small
gland in the pelvis that is found only
in men. It is located between the penis
and the bladder and surrounds the
urethra, the tube that carries urine
from the bladder to the penis. The
main function of the prostate is to help
in the production of semen. The prostate
produces a thick white fluid that is
then liquefied by a special protein
known as prostate-specific antigen
(PSA). The fluid is then mixed with
sperm, produced by the testicles, to
DID YOU KNOW?
There is an erroneous perception that
prostate cancer is relatively rare among
black men in Africa. However, as
Professor Chris Heyns of Stellenbosch
University and Tygerberg Hospital
argues, race is not a biological or
genetic entity and indigenous black
Africans are a heterogeneous group.
Movement of black African slaves to the
New World and later migration to parts
of Europe mean that defining black or
African race is even more complex, but
in spite of this there are many studies
that report radical racial differences
in the biology of prostate cancer.
LUNG CANCER Lung cancer is one of the
most common and serious types of cancer.
Symptoms of lung cancer include:
Unexplained weight loss,
Shortness of breath, and
The lungs are a
pair of sponge-shaped organs that are
located in the centre of the chest. They
have two main purposes:
transfer oxygen into the blood when you
breathe in, and To expel carbon
dioxide out of the blood when you
breathe out. The lungs are made up
of a series of sections called lobes.
The left lung consists of two lobes, and
the right lung is larger and consists of
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