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Among females, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, according to the announcement of the American Cancer Society in September 2018. Statistics also show that the 5 – and 10 -year relative survival rates for invasive breast cancer are 90% and 83%, respectively. 62% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (no metastasis to lymph nodes, nearby structures, or other organs outside the breast), for which the 5-year survival is 99%.

Prostate Cancer – What Is It?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, except for skin cancer. There are an estimated 174,650 men only in the United States will be diagnosed in 2019 with prostate cancer. Nearly 60% of cases are diagnosed in men over 65 years old. The average age of prostate cancer diagnosis is 66, and the disease uncommonly occurs before age 40. The 5-year survival rate for most patients with local or regional prostate cancer is nearly 100%.

Oncology – What Is It?

Oncology is the medical field that researches identifies and treats various types of cancer such as breast cancer, skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, and lung cancer. Oncology includes medical oncology in which the chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs are used, radiation oncology in which the radiation therapy is used, and surgical oncology in which the surgery and other procedures are used to treat cancer. 

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world and is a cause for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018 which means about 1 in 6 deaths in the world is due to cancer. Meanwhile, Europe is becoming a premium destination for patients suffering from cancer or patients requiring follow-up care. Around 50% of all cancer cases are treated into remission, and the percentage is even higher for young patients.