Better skin throughout cancer

Caring for skin and feeling better during cancer treatments

Key facts and figures

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CANCER WORLDWIDE

In 2012

there were an estimated

14.1 MILLION NEW CASES
OF CANCER
worldwide

53%

47%

7.4 million in males*

6.7 million in females*

The number of new cases is projected to increase by about 70%
over the course of the next twenty years*.

MOST DIAGNOSED TYPES OF CANCER In 2012

the 5 most commonly diagnosed
in men were

  • lung cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • prostate cancer
  • liver cancer*

the 4 most commonly diagnosed
in women were

  • breast cancer
  • colorectal cancer
  • cervical cancer
  • stomach cancer*

CANCER
DEATHS CAUSED
BY

About 30% of cancer deaths are caused by the five main behavioural and dietary risk factor

  • Elevated Body
    Mass Index
  • Low intake of fruits and vegetables
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
    alcohol*

CUTANEOUS
SIDE EFFECTS

2 in 3 cancer patients undergoing treatment suffer from cutaneous side effects**.

Negative impacts are PHYSICAL, FUNCTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL.
This is why it is common for oncologists to recommend that their patients beginning a treatment be proactive about specific care to minimise the impact of skin reactions and to maximise the benefits of the treatment.


Sources
*Source: World Cancer Report 2014, IARC
**Source: Rapport annual 2015, INCA