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Here’s list of 10 deadliest cancers


There are over 100 types of cancer characterized by abnormal cell growth. There are different causes ranging from radiation, chemicals and many more.

There are over 100 types of cancer all characterised by abnormal cell growth. This article lists 10 deadliest cancers in the world.

There are different causes ranging from radiation, chemicals and many more.

According to LiveScience, among the 100 types of cancer, there are those which are deadly and kill faster.

Here is a list of 10 deadliest cancers:

1. Lung cancer

This type of cancer is mainly caused by smoking and use of tobacco products.

2. Colorectal cancer

This type of cancer is highly treatable in stage one. Persons over 45 are advised to go  for regular screening.

Colorectal cancer is more common in men than in women.

3. Breast Cancer

Breast cancer arises from a clone or a single transformed cell. About 1% of all breast cancers affect men.

4. Pancreatic

One of the most aggressive cancers characterized by strong stomach pains, biliary obstruction, bleeding and ascites.

Despite research into the subject, there are no reliable screening options or treatments for people with pancreatic cancer.

5. Prostate cancer

These diseases usually affect older men. It’s common among African Americans and those with a family history of the disease.

6. Ovarian cancer

Among fast killing types of cancer.

Often goes undetected until it spreads to the pelvic and stomach.

7. Liver cancer

The liver performs one of the important jobs in the body by removing toxins.

Liver cancer occurs when unhealthy cells in the organ grow and spread.

8. Leukemia

This is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues in our body.

Signs and symptoms of leukemia can go undetected thus making it deadlier.

9. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

It’s a variety of blood cancers that develop in the lymph nodes.

It happens when a white blood cell undergoes an abnormal change then starts to grow to produce more abnormal cells.

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10. Bladder cancer

Although bladder cancer can be diagnosed earlier it still sits on the list. Blood in the urine is the most common symptom though this sign isn’t obvious.

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