ABOUT ONCOLOGY.

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Cancer begins when cells start to grow uncontrollably. These cells may form a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread.

As a cancerous tumor grows, the bloodstream or lymphatic system may carry cancer cells to other parts of the body. During this process, known as metastasis, the cancer cells grow and may develop into new tumors.

Metastases is the plural form of metastasis. Metastases most commonly develop when cancer cells break away from the main tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system. These systems carry fluids around the body. This means that the cancer cells can travel far from the original tumor and form new tumors when they settle and grow in a different part of the body.
 

Metastases can also sometimes develop when cancer cells from the main tumor, typically in the belly, or abdominal cavity, break off and grow in nearby areas, such as in the liver, lungs, or bones.

 

Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases. The most common types globally are lung cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancel.

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, you should find an oncologist. An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in treating cancer.

Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the body's natural defenses to fight cancer. It uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to improve or restore immune system function.

Global Cancer Statistics for the most common cancers.

Total global cancer statistics for both sexes. Non-melanoma skin cancers are excluded.

1.

Lung                               13,4 %

2.

Breast                             12.3%

3.

Colorectal                       10.6%

4.

Prostate                             7.5%

5.

Stomach                            6.1%

6.

Liver                                 5.0%

7.

Oesophagus                      3.4%

8.

Cervix Uteri                           3.3%

9.

Thyroid                                  3.3%

10.

Bladder                                  3.2%

2018, World Cancer Research Fund International

1.

Lung                                    15.5%

2.

Prostate                              14,5%

3.

Colorectal                            11,4%

4.

Stomach                                7,8%

5.

Liver                                       6,8%

6.

​Bladder                                  4,8%

7.

Oesophagus                         4,5%

8.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma     3,2%

9.

Kidney                                    2,9%

10.

Leukaemia                             2,8%

Global cancer incidence in men. Non-melanoma skin cancers are excluded.

2018, World Cancer Research Fund International

Global cancer incidence in women. Non-melanoma skin cancers are excluded.

1.

Breast                                  25,4%

2.

Colorectal                              9,9%

3.

Lung                                       8,8%

4.

Cervix uteri                           6,9%

5.

Thyroid                                  6,3%

6.

Corpus uteri                              5,3%

7.

Stomach                                4,3%

8.

Ovary                                     3,6%

9.

Liver                                       3,0%

10.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma        2,7%

2018, World Cancer Research Fund International

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