One of the leading causes of death in the United States is cancer which comes in well over 100 types. After years of research and billions of dollars having been devoted to research but there is still no cure. In many cases cancer is a genetic condition as there are cancer genes. In other cases cancer can be caused by occupational hazards, toxic environments, teratogens, carcinogens, hazardous chemicals (Roundup herbicide), medications (Zantac) and lifestyle choices. In many instances of cancer there may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit based on the cancer you have, what caused it, the diagnosis process, etc. To determine if you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation for your cancer diagnosis please contact our cancer injury lawyers handling cancer lawsuits of all types.
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When diagnosed with cancer there are several different ways you may qualify for benefits, lost wages compensation, medical care, pain and suffering compensation. These are:
If your cancer was inaccurately or misdiagnosed
If your cancer diagnosis was delayed
If your cancer diagnosis was due to dangerous medications such as Invokana, Truvada, Elmiron, J & J baby powder or the heartburn drug Zantac
If you were the victim of a surgical error during cancer surgery
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As cancer is largely due to environmental and genetic factors different cancers are more common than others in different countries. According to the American Cancer Society the most common cancers in the United States are:
This type of cancer is divided into 2 groups: the non-melanoma and melanoma categories. Non-melanoma (basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer) is the more common form with over 2,000,000 cases expected to be diagnosed in the country in 2012. Most of these forms of cancer are curable. Melanoma, on the other hand, is the more serious type of skin cancer. It affects approximately five percent of people diagnosed with skin cancer, but is attributed to over 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths. In 2012, 76,250 new cases of melanoma were expected to be diagnosed.
During 2012, 226,160 new cases of lung cancer were expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. Lung cancer accounts for about 28 percent of all cancer deaths. An estimated 160,340 deaths were expected to occur from lung cancer in 2012. The 5-year survival rate for all stages of lung cancer combined is just 16 percent. However, for cases detected when the disease is still localized, that number is 53 percent. Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer.
It’s estimated that 1 in 6 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men (excluding skin cancer) and the second most common cause of death. Approximately 241,740 new cases were diagnosed in 2012 with an estimated 28,170 men expected to die from the disease in the year. PSA screenings and digital rectal exams (DRE) can help for early detection.
According to the American Cancer Society, 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to occur during 2012 in the U.S. Excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women (after lung cancer). If you are facing a breast cancer diagnosis, no matter the source or your family history, please contact our breast cancer injury attorneys for a free case review.
An estimated 103,170 new cases of colon and 40,290 cases of rectal cancer were expected to occur in 2012. Colorectal cancer doesn’t discriminate — it’s the third most common cancer in both men and women. Colorectal cancer was expected to account for nine percent of all cancer deaths in 2012.
Kidney (renal) cancer
The American Cancer Society estimated 64,770 new cases of kidney (renal) cancer in 2012 with 13,570 deaths from this disease. Tobacco is a strong risk factor for kidney cancer, as well as obesity and hypertension.
Blood in the urine stream is a common symptom of urinary bladder cancer. Approximately 73,510 new cases of this cancer were expect in 2012. With all stages of bladder cancer combined, the five-year relative survival rate is 80 percent. Surgery (alone or in conjunction with other treatments) is used in 90 percent of cases.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
As you may know, one of the common symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is swollen lymph nodes. About 30 different kinds of NHL exist. It was estimated that 70,130 new cases of this type of cancer would be diagnosed in 2012.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has seen a surge in diagnosis in recent years. This is largely due to the use of Roundup weedkiller by homeowners, gardeners, florists, farmers, agricultural workers, agronomists, groundskeepers and golf course maintenance workers.
Three out of four cases of thyroid cancer occur in women. Perhaps surprisingly, it is the fastest-increasing cancer in both men and women. A lump in the neck is the most common symptom of thyroid cancer. An estimated 56,460 new cases of thyroid cancer were expected in 2012 in the U.S., as well as 1,780 deaths from the disease.
Cancer of the uterine corpus usually occurs in the endometrium (uterus lining). Abnormal bleeding is often an early sign of this type of cancer. In 2012, the American Cancer Society estimated 47,130 new cases of uterine corpus cancer. Treatment can include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or hormonal methods, depending on the stage of the cancer.
Cancer of the pancreas aka exocrine cancer or pancreatic cancer often develops with no early symptoms. The survival rates for all stages combined are 25 percent for one year and 6 percent for five years. Approximately 43,920 new cases were expected in 2012 along with an estimated 37,390 deaths. Leukemia, a general term for different types of blood cancers, is also a fairly common cancer in the U.S. with an estimated 47,150 new cases in 2012.
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