Health care tips   Top Leading Causes of Death   Cancer


Classification : Stroke
Symptoms : weakness, visual impairment, loss of coordination, or balance and a sudden headache
Causes : hypertension, smoking, obesity, and diabetes
Prevention : Smoking, Obesity, Excess alcohol, Hypertension
Death per Year
(in Millions)
: 5.71

Cancer is a class of diseases in which a cell, or a set of cells display uncontrolled growth, invasion, and sometimes metastasis. These three malignant properties of cancers separate them from benign tumors, which are self-limited, and do not invade or metastasize. Most cancers appearance a tumor but some, like leukemia, do not. The branch of medicine worried with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer is oncology.