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Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women. This year, an estimated 228,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer and about 143,000 will die of the disease. Lung cancer accounts for about 14 percent of all new cancer diagnoses and 27 percent of all cancer deaths. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer.
Each year, more than 42,000 people will be diagnosed with liver cancer and nearly 31,800 people will die of the disease. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and cirrhosis are all linked to liver cancer. You can greatly reduce your risk for liver cancer by preventing or diagnosing and treating these diseases early.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis, and it’s the most preventable cancer. Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV rays).
Oral cancer is cancer of the mouth or throat. This year, an estimated 53,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer and more than 10,900 will die of the disease. Oral cancer is twice as common in men as in women.
In Uganda most cancer in children is Leukaemia caused by body's blood forming tissues including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Most types of leukaemia exist e.g acute lymphocytic leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia etc... There's also Wilm's tumor which refers to cancer of the kidneys.