You have Cancer; these three words are the most frightening words for anyone. The cancer diagnosis can be linked to your lifestyle, environment and family’s medical history directly. The only reason of cancer that can never be controlled is your family’s medical history. But you can always control your lifestyle and some aspects of the environment you are living in. The cancer preventive measures are heavily underutilized by the population all over the world. How cancer cells grow is really unpredictable and also mysterious in some cases. In some patients, even after proper treatment, cancer cells die forever. Whereas in other patients, they just hide and then resurface after some time.
We have brought a list of most common cancers in women.
Give A Glance Over 8 Common Cancers That Killed Most Of The Women All Over The World:
1. Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is a common kind of cancer that grows in women all over the world. This cancer is grown in the colon tissues due to smoking, inactivity, high-fat and low fiber diet, and heavy drinking. It grows as small clumps of benign cells, known as polyps, which become cancerous over time. If detected in early stages, it can be cured and life can be saved. This means if polyps are detected then they can be cured easily with regular treatment. But, if diagnosed in later stages, it becomes hard to treat it.
2. Endometrial Cancer
This is commonly known as uterine cancer that grows in women after menopause. The hormonal changes related to estrogen are the main causes of endometrial cancer. The risk factors of this kind of cancers are having a large number of menstrual periods than average, no pregnancies, obesity, ovarian tumors, use of tamoxifen medicines for breast cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, thickening of the uterine lining, etc.
3. Thyroid Cancer
The chances to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer have been doubled in last twenty years. Even after the rate of thyroid cancer has immensely grown, death rates have remained stable due to this cancer. This cancer is linked with various inherited conditions but the actual cause is not yet known. In most of the patients, cancer can be cured. The survival rates of the cancer are more than 90 percent.
4. Lung Cancer
The lung cancer rates have grown to 98 percent in women in just last four years. The most shocking thing is that most of the women having lung cancer are not smokers. The reason behind this is that women’s lungs get affected easily by second smoking. Family’s medical history can also be responsible for women to have this sort of cancer.
5. Breast Cancer
One woman in every eight women will develop breast cancer once in a lifetime. But, the good news is that the chances of having this cancer have reduced in past few years. This cancer grows in breast tissues and it begins to develop in the inner lining of the milk ducts. The reason for breast cancer can be dense breast tissue, past chest radiation treatment, getting pregnant after thirty years for the first time or having no pregnancy, etc.
6. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
This cancer can be found in lymph nodes, tonsils, spleen, bone marrow, thymus gland, and adenoids. This cancer basically attacks the lymphatic system of the body. It may occur due to weak immune system, exposure to herbicides and insecticides, autoimmune disease, obesity, etc. No prevention measures are found for this cancer so far, other than curing your body of the diseases that result from immune deficiency. HIV is the most preventable among these diseases.
7. Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer begins in the tissues of the esophagus and occurs usually in the esophagus’ lover part. This cancer is found in women more than in men. Squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas are the two main types of esophageal cancers. Smoking, drinking, poor diet, acid reflux, obesity, etc are some of the causes of this kind of cancer. People having reflux disorder like gastroesophageal reflux disease are more prone to his kind of cancer. This cancer can be caused genetically also.
8. Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is an uncommon but deadly cancer found in women. This cancer can be treated easily but can’t be detected easily. Abdominal discomfort, pelvic pain, and urgency to urinate are some of the symptoms of ovarian cancer that can help to diagnose this cancer. Routine pelvic tests can’t detect this cancer when it is at a treatable stage. If detected at a later stage, this cancer starts spreading beyond ovaries and becomes even harder to treat.