Whenever we hear the word “cancer” we think of the many, many people who have already died of it – and of those who are struggling with it – but there are cancers that can be cured, so let’s read the list of the easiest cancers to treat. Insider Monkey has come up with a really must-read compilation again. Many times, treatment completely eradicates cancer, resulting in complete remission for the patient. However, sometimes treatment may only contain cancer or lessen it, but not remove it, which obviously means the disease hasn’t been cured. So whether or not cancer is curable is something that depends entirely on the type of cancer you have and the stage your cancer is at, which brings us to our topic.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the easiest cancers to treat from their list.
The first one is Uterine Corpus Cancer. This cancer takes shape in the lining of the womb and is quite a common occurrence with an estimated 200,000 cases reported in the US every year. Unfortunately, the odds of pulling through for patients of this type of cancer are more promising for Caucasian people than for African Americans. Nonetheless, the average survival rate makes uterine corpus cancer one of the easiest cancers to treat. The second cancer is Hodgkin Lymphoma. The survival rate of Hodgkin Lymphoma is more favorable than that of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and the only difference between the two is that the former identifies with the presence of a special kind of abnormal cell among the affected cells, and merely that presence improves your odds of surviving the disease. At last, but not least we are mentioning Melanoma of the Skin. Melanoma is highly curable, especially when its detected at an early stage (which is exactly why you should run to the doctor as soon as you see an unusual growth or mole on your body). However, the issue with melanoma is that it’s quite likely to spread to other areas at a quick rate, which means cancer will enter more serious stages causing the survival rates to drop drastically. Surprisingly, the 5-year survival rate of this cancer among Whites is much higher than in Blacks, 94% to a meager 69%.