Cancer Facts & Statistics
Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-altering event in your life. Please note that I used the word event because at some point events do come to an end. It's new to you and it's okay to not know everything. This is your time to ask all the questions that are lurking in your mind. YOU HAVE CANCER! Don’t make another move until you GET THE FACTS! This is your body and you have a right to know what you’re dealing with.
Knowledge + Action = Power
Cancer is currently an epidemic wreaking havoc throughout the world on so many innocent souls. It's time to take control by getting the knowledge you need to take action.
As of January 2019, there were an estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States. The number of cancer survivors is projected to increase to 22.2 million by 2030.
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Who Is at Risk of Developing Cancer? The risk of developing cancer increases with advancing age; 80% of all cancers in the United States are diagnosed in people 55 years of age or older.
Most people diagnosed with cancer don’t have a family history of the disease. Only about 5% to 10% of all cases of cancer are inherited.
By 2040, the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to rise to 29.5 million and the number of cancer-related deaths to 16.4 million.
Estimated national expenditures for cancer care in the United States in 2018 were $150.8 billion.