Basic facts about common cancers and need for early detection

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Ovarian cancer

90% of women diagnosed with earliest stage ovarian cancer survive their disease for at least 5 years compared to around 5% for women diagnosed with the most advanced stage of disease

Kidney cancer: over 90% of all kidney tumors are associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that occurs in adults of both sexes and is the twelfth most common cancer in women.

Lung cancer

More than 80% of lung cancer patients will survive for at least a year if diagnosed at the earliest stage compared at the earliest stage compared to around 15% for people diagnosed with the most advanced stage of disease.


Leukemia is one of the most common childhood cancer, but it most often occurs in older adults.

Leukemia can be fatal, but there are ways of treating and controlling the disease and its symptoms based on early detection.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer: skin cancers account for more than 50% of all cancer death, one person dies every 1 hour, and more than 90% of skin cancer caused by UV rays from sun exposure. It is preventable.

Please when it comes to your health, remember you’re in charge. If you do spot something unusual, tell your doctor. In most cases it won’t be cancer but if it is, finding it early can make a real difference. A stitch in time saves nine and prevention is better and cheaper than cure.

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