What is Cancer? Know Most Common Types of Cancer affecting People Around the globe. Watch Video

18 Feb, 2022

A disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. As per statistics, 1,392,179 people in India had cancer in 2020. As per the reports, 94.1 in every 100,000 men are cancer patients and this number increases to 103.6 in every 100,000 women. Specialists feel that India needs to take a proactive approach towards reducing this burden. In this video we tell you everything you need to.

Most Common Types of Cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death around the globe. The disease accounts for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020 and in 2021 nearly, 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 608,570 cancer deaths. 

Here is are the most common types of cancer affecting human beings- 

Breast cancer

A cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.  one cancer among Indian females with age adjusted rate as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women.

Prostate cancer

A cancer in a man's prostate, a small walnut-sized gland that produces seminal fluid.\

Basal cell cancer

A type of skin cancer that begins in the basal cells.


The most serious type of skin cancer.

Colon cancer

A cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract's lower end.

Lung cancer

A cancer that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people who smoke.


A cancer of blood-forming tissues, hindering the body's ability to fight infection.


Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's germ-fighting network. 

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