Home > Medical > Cancer > Facts and figures Facts and figures All sections in Cancer » About Cancer » Campaigning for Cancer » Cancer and your Diet » Cancer in Children » Cancer Treatment » Facts and Figures » Leukaemia » Living with Cancer » Multimedia » Cancer News » Real-life Story » Triggers and Prevention » What to read 6 male cancer myths When it comes to illness and going to the doctor, most men prefer to ignore it. As a result there is much ignorance which could lead to late diagnosis. We separate fact from fiction. 4 common myths about cancer For World Cancer Day 2013 the Union for International Cancer Control focused on dispelling four of the most common myths about cancer. We take a closer look. South Africa: 78% increase in cancer by 2030 A recent study published by medical journal Lancet predicts that South Africa could see an increase of 78% in the number of cancer cases by 2030. Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » One year of cancer treatment in one minute Girl 'given' HIV to fight her cancer Some cancers develop quickly Liver, pancreatic and lung cancer are among the cancer types that grow aggressively, and which can lead to the death of the patient, mere weeks after diagnosis. Different types of cancer There are five basic types of cancer. 10 quick facts on lymphoma Worldwide, approximately one million people live with lymphoma. At the same time, less than 50% of the population know about this potentially life-threatening disease. 40% will get cancer According to statistics released in 2006 by the US National Cancer Institute, a person has a 41.28% chance of getting cancer in his or her lifetime. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.