According to the World Health Organization, more than 10 million people are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it is estimated that this will rise to 15 million new cases every year by 2020. There are more than 200 different types of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.
The risk of developing cancer increases with age, with over 70% of newly diagnosed cases occurring in people aged 60 years and above.
Many people with cancer can be cured. For those who can't, there are treatments available which can control the cancer for months or even years.
We are leading the world in discovering and developing medicines that help our patients manage various types of cancer including stomach, bowel, esophagus, kidney, colon or rectum, and breast cancers.
We encourage patients to inculcate good daily habits including exercise, together with a balanced and healthy diet, and stopping or cutting back on smoking and drinking alcohol. These changes may help and work with medication.
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