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 4 cancer myths debunked In an age of information abundance, myths about cancer abound. On World Cancer Day, we dispel four common misconceptions about the disease. 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. Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Cancer in 3D 8 things that you didn't know caused cancer 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. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many.