According to Cancer Research UK, more than 40 percent of men and over 50 percent of women with primary bone cancer live for longer than five years after the initial diagnosis and treatment. Cancer can always recur, which is why doctors and researchers focus on the five year survival statistics.
According to Cancer Research UK, the prognosis for primary bone cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. Nearly 100 percent of people diagnosed with stage 1A bone cancer live for at least five years, while over 95 percent of those with stage 1B bone cancer live for a minimum of five years. The percentages drop to around 60 percent for those with stage 2A bone cancer and around 40 percent for those with stage 2B bone cancer.Learn More
According to WebMD, doctors are unsure about what causes pancreatic cancer as of 2014. Pancreatic cancer begins as a DNA mutation in a pancreatic cell, which then proliferates and spreads. The origin of these mutations is unclear, but genetics is thought to be a contributing factor. Obesity, diabetes, poor dietary habits, smoking and malnutrition are all considered to be risk factors for contracting pancreatic cancer.Full Answer >
Stage 1 melanoma should be treated with an excision that removes both the melanoma and a section of normal skin around it, according to American Cancer Society. No more than 2 centimeters needs to be removed from the surrounding melanoma.Full Answer >
Stage IV kidney cancer is cancer of the kidney that has spread outside the confines of the organ to other areas of the body, according to the American Cancer Society. Treatment options at this stage are dependent on the patient's overall health and how much the cancer has spread.Full Answer >
To prevent skin cancer, avoid the sun when it is at its strongest; wear protective clothing; apply a broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen with SPF 30 or more; and avoid tanning beds. UV rays cause over 90 percent of skin cancer cases in the United States, notes the Skin Cancer Foundation.Full Answer >