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One chronic form of cancer is leukemia. At its basics, The National Library of Medicine describes leukemia as cancer of the blood and bone marrow, and while far more adults have leukemia than children, it is the most common type of pediatric cancer. Leukemia itself, has several different forms that appear in people. The four most predominant types are acute myelogenous leukemia (the most common acute form in adults), acute lymphocytic leukemia (the most common form in young children), chronic myelogenous leukemia, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (the most common chronic form in adults). According to the National Cancer Institute, the incidence of all types of leukemia as a whole was 12.8 per 100,000 U.S. citizens per year from 2006-2010, and there are around 290,000 U.S. citizens whom are currently living with the disease.
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It is widely known that cancer is lethal; but colon cancer ranks high among the types of cancers that take away the lives of a plethora of people every year. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the colon and at times, rectum, of the long intestine. In a report published by The American Cancer Society, colon cancer is said to be “the third leading cause of cancer death” and “the third most commonly diagnosed cancer” (Alteri et al. 1). Colon Cancer Alliance ranks it as “the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the US” (“Colon Cancer Statistics”).
For one, gastric cancer affects many people. In 2011, an estimated 74,035 people in the US had been inflicted with gastric cancer ("SEER Stat Fact," 2013). Additionally, this year, an estimated 22,220 additional people will receive the diagnosis of the stomach cancer ("Stomach (Gastric Cancer)," 2014). Though these numbers may not seem to indicate much of a problem in the United States when compared to prostate cancer's 233,000 estimated new cases and breast cancer's 232,670 estimated new cases, gastric cancer has a significant impact worldwide, being the cancer with the second highest mortality rate ("New Targeted Drug," 2014; "SEER Stat Fact," 2013). To illustrate, gender can make a significant difference in mortality ratios.
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