Cancers kill approximately 1,500 men, women and children in the United States every day. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork demonstrates how cancer develops in the body, and what you can do to prevent it.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, the most common cancer in women. Eighty to 90 percent of women with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease. ... More on breast cancer Colon CancerColon cancer is cancer of the large intestine, or colon, which is the lower portion of the digestive tract. Most cases of colon cancer begin as small cell growths, or polyps. Though the polyps are initially benign, or non-cancerous, they can develop into cancer. ... More on colon cancer
Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is a malignancy that originates within the prostate. It is the most common cancer in American men, with more than 200,000 men diagnosed with the disease every year in the United States, and about 40,000 men die of it annually. ... More on prostate cancer Hodgkins Lymphoma
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which encompasses the thymus gland, tonsils, spleen, bone marrow, appendix and lymph nodes. Cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread throughout the body. As the disease progresses, the body's ability to fight infection becomes severely compromised. ... More on Hodgkins lymphoma
One in 55 women is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and once diagnosed, seven out of 10 women die from it. OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson refers to ovarian cancer as "the silent killer," because there are very few screening markers that physicians have to detect the disease early. Ovarian cancer is more common in obese women over the age of 50. ... More on ovarian cancer
Eye Cancer Pigments in the whites of the eye are susceptible to cancer, just like skin. If caught early, eye cancer, or melanoma, can be removed to prevent further complications. If left ig nored, it can spread to the liver and cause death. Incidentally, melanoma can develop in any part of the body that has pigmentation. ... More on eye cancer