Cancer facts sheet


For a quick access to a summary of the burden of cancer in a country or for a cancer, use the fact sheets pages. Fact Sheets are a collection of statistical summaries for the eight most common cancer types or for each country or region of the world.Cancer Fact Sheets Karmanos offers free fact sheets on the most common forms of cancer and topics of interest. These are geared to persons concerned about their cancer risk and interested in prevention and early detection — not to persons diagnosed with cancer.Hopeful Figures & Facts About Colon Cancer In March 2014, American Cancer Society released data showing colon cancer incidence rates have dropped 30% in the U.S. in the last 10 years among adults ages 50 and older due to the widespread uptake of colonoscopy, with the largest decrease occurring in those ages 65 and older. source When cancer starts in the breast, it is called . breast cancer. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. Breast cancer . screening. means checking a woman's breasts for cancer before she has any symptoms. A . mammogram. is an X-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms are the best way to find breast ...