Football star Edson Arantes do Nascimento has been treating a colon cancer. He had the tumor extracted on Sep. 4 at a hospital in São Paulo.
The three most common types of cancer among children and young people are leukemia, tumors in the central nervous system, and lymphomas.
A genomic analysis has linked certain DNA mutations to a high risk of relapse in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, while other mutations were associated with better outcomes, according to U.S. researchers.
Cancer appears as the main cause of death in 516 of Brazil’s 5,570 municipalities. The numbers can be found in a survey released Monday (Apr. 16) by the Oncology Observatory of the All Together Against Cancer Movement, in collaboration with Brazil’s Federal Medical Council.