One reason that cancer is so prevalent in modern society is simply that there are so many different types that you can get. When you look at cancer deaths as a whole, the numbers are staggering, and they include everything from skin cancer to mesothelioma. If you get diagnosed with cancer, those overall statistics may be far higher than the real risks that you face. Different types of cancer have vastly different recovery rates.
With this in mind, you may find yourself wondering what the most common types are in the United States. The following make up the top 10, according to experts at cancer treatment centers:
- Skin cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Thyroid cancer
- Endometrial cancer
Now, one of the main issues with cancer is, of course, that it can spread throughout your body. It could start as one type and slowly develop into other types as it moves to more organs.
That's part of the reason that medical mistakes are so problematic. If you have cancer and your doctor doesn't catch it or thinks that it's another disease, is it going to spread and become far worse than it was before, far more detrimental to your health? It can and does happen, and the impact to your overall health may be irreversible.
If this does happen to you, make sure you know what legal options you have. You may have a right to financial compensation to help make up for that doctor's negligence and the errors they made.