An estimated two-thirds of all cancers are preventable. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Information and education are key to cancer prevention, early detection and to sound decision making about treatment options.
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How many people are diagnosed with cancer each year?
It is estimated that 1,660,290 people in the United States will be diagnosed with some type of cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. That number breaks down to 854,790 men and 805,500 women. This estimate does not include basal and squamous cell skin and non-invasive carcinomas, with the exception of urinary bladder cancer. Based on rates from 2008 to 2010, nearly 41 percent of men and women born today will be diagnosed with cancer at some time during their lifetime, sometimes referred to as the lifetime risk of developing cancer. Research suggests that one-third of cancer deaths can be avoided through prevention. Screening for cervical and colorectal uncovers precancerous lesions. Mammograms also help find breast cancer at early, often highly treatable stages. Other prevention tips include not using tobacco products, limiting alcohol use, avoiding excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight and being physically active.
Sources: American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Cancer Institute Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results.