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180,000 American women diagnosed a year; surgical removal called a mastectomy; can occur in men, but most common in women
women only are affected; use of birth control pills for over 5 years and having a child before age of 30 reduce chances
men only affected; very common; very treatable if caught early
very deadly form of cancer; known as a "silent killer" because it often has no symptoms
more people die of this type than breast, colon, and prostate combined; can be caused by smoking or exposure to industrial airborne particles
most common in men; can be caused by smoking or chewing tobacco
colon (colorectal) cancer
symptoms can include blood in the stool and diahhrea or constipation; easily detected by colonoscopies; most common in older adults
treated with radioactive iodine; becoming more common in people age 20-60
urination of blood and pain are common symptoms; exercise and a healthy diet are ways to reduce risk
cancer of white blood cells
lymphoma; cancer spreads to lymph nodes (located in the neck, tonsils, spleen, armpits, bone marrow and groin area) which fight infections. Two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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