Dr. Mark Clanton talks about the five most common cancers. Lung cancer is at the top of the list for both men and women, but did you also know that although pancreatic cancer is number four, it is difficult to detect early?
Dr. Clanton also talks about how cancers represent cells that don’t die when they’re supposed to and don’t stay in the body where they’re supposed to. He describes how prostate cancer metathesizes and moves around to other parts of the body to look like other cell types.
Here’s a list of the top five most common cancers in the United States from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health:
- Lung cancer
- Colon and Rectal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
Interview series with Dr. Clanton
This is the fourth part in my interview series with Dr. Clanton, who is the chief medical officer of the High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society and who was the deputy director of the United States National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
Watch other videos in this series:
- How cancer begins with misbehaving DNA
- How does lifestyle affect your cancer risk?
- Talking about epigenetics with Dr. Mark Clanton
Dr. Clanton’s talk, “The War on Cancer: 41 Years after Nixon’s Declaration“, was part of the awesome Hot Science – Cool Talks series.
Next Hot Science – Cool Talks presentation is next week!
What will future hurricanes be like for Texas? Don’t miss the next Hot Science – Cool Talks presentation, “Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico: The History and Future of the Texas Coast” with Dr. Kerry A. Emanuel on Tuesday, January 8, 2013.