Cancer: 46 Pressing Facts You Should Know (Part 3)

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Our parts one and two articles with the first 18 facts that everyone should know about cancer really filled you in with important information about this disease, but there is much more to come! To find out everything that there is to know about cancer, keep reading our list of the next set of nine pressing facts that you should know in part three. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts four and five, to see the remaining 19 pressing facts that you should know about cancer!

Number Twenty-Eight: Fighting with Gardasil

The medication Gardasil has proven to be safe for preventing cervical cancer, and has grown in popularity since its development. As of 2009, a grand total of 40 million doses of the medication have been dispersed over the globe.

Number Twenty-Seven: ACS Projections

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer has become so deadly that they predict more than 577,190 deaths annually in the United States in relation to the illness. That is roughly 1,500 people dying of cancer each day- in America alone.

Number Twenty-Six: Personal Histories

Surviving this condition is quite a remarkable feat, although these people are especially prone to the resurfacing of the disease. In 2008, it was recorded that 12 million lives around the world have been affected by a medical history involving this disease.

Number Twenty-Five: The Most Diagnosed Cancer

In the United States, more cases of skin cancer have been diagnosed than any other type. It is estimated that about 2 million of these cases arise every year, and can be prevented significantly from utilizing sun protection.

Number Twenty-Four: The Effect of Age

Statistical facts have shown us that cancer becomes more likely for an individual as the body ages. It has been stated that about 77% of diagnosed for the disease appear in people who are above the age of 55 years old.

Number Twenty-Three: The Mass Cost

As we pursue research and treatment for this tragic disease, it has proven to be the most expensive illness we have ever encountered. As stated by the National Institute of Health, treatment has cost the United States a total of $226.8 billion in the year 2007 alone.

Number Twenty-Two: Helping your Chances

It has been found that living a certain lifestyle can increase chances of avoiding this horrific condition. In terms of postmenstrual women, it is helpful to remain physically active and avoid obesity.

Number Twenty-One: Increasing Rates

In the modern day, we have watched the rates of diagnoses for cervical, colorectal, stomach, and lung cancer decline. However, during this decline, the rates of diagnoses for HPV-related oropharyngeal, esophageal adenocarcinoma, skin melanoma, pancreas, liver, thyroid, and kidney cancers have risen in turn.

Number Twenty: Correlation to Race

In terms of contraction of this illness, some races are more likely to experience its development than others. African Americans have the highest rates of death while Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the lowest. Don’t forget to check back for our coming articles, parts four and five, to see the remaining 19 pressing facts that you should know about cancer!

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