Rare cancers that challenge the medical profession
Cancer is a large group of diseases that can start in almost any organ or tissue of the body. There are more than 100 types of cancer, and just over a quarter are considered rare, including all children's cancers. Approximately one in five people living with cancer in the United States are diagnosed with a rare cancer. Rare cancers are challenging for patients, doctors, and scientists alike. In fact, a few are so uncommon that no clinical trial results, meta-analyses, or treatment guidelines exist. While most rare cancers are aggressive, quick spreading, and offer up a grim prognosis, others are benign and can be treated effectively. So, just how scarce are these little-known cancers, and how dangerous are they? Click through for a diagnosis.
The most common genetic conditions in the world
Following the global pandemic of COVID-19, everyone in the world learned to be hyperaware of their health, their hygiene, and taking all of the necessary precautions to avoid getting sick. Vaccinations, masks, diligent handwashing, and a vast number of other practices became common for large parts of the population. Sometimes, though, there's simply nothing to be done to avoid certain conditions. For instance, hereditary, genetic, and chromosomal conditions are something you're either born with, or you aren't. There's nothing that you or your parents can do–it's up to a roll of the genetic dice. Thankfully, genetic conditions aren't terribly common. Nonetheless, some are definitely more common, and some more serious, than others. Read on to learn about the 10 most common genetic conditions in the world.