Cancer is a chronic disease that can affect different parts of the body. It occurs when cells in the body start to divide and grow uncontrollably, destroying healthy tissues and leading to a wide array of symptoms.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Lung, prostate, colorectal, stomach and liver cancer are among the most common types of cancer in men, while breast, colorectal, lung, cervical and thyroid cancer are the most common among women, says the global health agency.
Early detection is said to be the key to treating cancer on time. Regular check ups is the best way to diagnose the disease in its early stages. However, one may also experience signs and symptoms that can indicate the disease.
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