Who Is More Prone To Develop Colorectal Cancer?

20The incidence of colon cancer is quite varied among different countries and within different ethnic groups inside the same country. Industrialized countries like United States, Canada, UK, Western Europe, Australia and Japan have a much higher incidence of colorectal cancer compared to the less industrialized parts of the world like Asia, Africa, and South America. Colorectal cancer represent over 9 percent of all cancers in men and about 10 percent of all cancers in women world-wide. In industrialized countries the incidence of colorectal cancer can be as high as 12 to 14 of all cancers, and in non-industrialized countries much lower rates of about 7 to 8 percent of all cancers diagnosed may be colorectal cancer.

Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third commonest cancer diagnosed in the United States. Each year over 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer and over 50 percent of these patients will die from colorectal cancer. Colon cancer incidence is not much different between males and females, however colon cancer is slightly more prevalent in women compared to men (ratio of 1.2:1) but the rectal cancer is more common in males (ratio of 1.7:1).

Even though we do not know the exact cause of development of colorectal cancer, scientists have recognized several factors that can increase the risk of development of colorectal cancer. A risk factor for a disease is any condition that makes a person more likely to develop that diseases. Some of the risk factors like dietary factors are modifiable by the person involved while some other factors like age are un-modifiable. These risk factors may act in combination, and this combination of risk factors may be associated with cumulative increase in the risk of development of colorectal cancer. The simple presence of one or more risk factors does not necessarily mean that someone will develop colorectal cancer. On the other hand absence of all risk factors does not mean that an individual will not develop colorectal cancer, but generally more risk factors you have higher is the chance of developing colorectal cancer. Environmental factors also may be playing a role in the development of colorectal cancer. People who migrate from areas of low risk to areas of the world with higher risk of developing colorectal cancer, they tend to acquire the risk of the country to which they are migrating. This finding suggests the presence of environmental factors causing higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. Changes in dietary factors associated with migration may also be contributing to this increase in risk associated with migration from low risk areas to higher risk areas.

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Do You Want To Stop Cancer

18We as a nation can defeat cancer and the reason we know this is that we have defeated every single threat, which has come our way during our 200 plus year existence in this great nation. There is nothing we cannot do. If we can defeat the NAZI under Hitler, The Soviet Union and the spread of communism, International Islamic Radical Terrorism then by God we can whip cancer. Think about it, we have put a man on the moon, rovers on Mars, built stealth fighters and mapped the Genome, yes folks we can do anything. And that means we can defeat the cancer.

We must dedicate more monies to beating cancer once and for all. If we put the 200 Billion we are going to put into Louisiana to rebuild it into cancer research well then it would be a done deal in about 5-years or less. How can we not fund at the levels it takes to win, while we spend money on so many other worthy endeavors?

What we learn while we are researching and defeating cancer, will help lower our nations health care costs and that means we will be bucks ahead on our budget in the future. We are not the only nation on the Planet would be grateful of a cure for cancer, can you imagine the good will that might bring throughout the World. Think on this.

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Details On Retinoblastoma In Children

16Not heard much about eye cancer, right? The latest news on eye cancer is that it is mostly seen in very young babies and children. The Canadian researchers have just discovered this new type of eye cancer, viz., retinoblastoma. Children falling under the age of fifteen years seem to be affected by this rarest form of cancer. Generally, the tumor starts in the retina and affects only one eye, but may affect both eyes in some children. Thanks to the recent study, the success rate of curing the eye cancer in kids is more than ninety percent.

Latest studies reveal that every year almost three hundred children below the age of five are diagnosed with retinoblastoma, most of them at the age of two. It is a devastating situation for the parents as well. Seeing their child suffer from such a dreadful cancer can seem to be a very painful situation.

It is essential that you visit an eye specialist in case you notice misaligned eyes, .i.e., strabismus, or leukocoria .i.e. white pupil. Immediate medical attention is necessary, in case there is neovascular glaucoma along with pain, or buphthalmos, .i.e. enlargement of eye. Such children are definitely at a higher risk.

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