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Tuesday February 4, 2020 was World Cancer Day. While some progress has been made over the years, a lot more needs to be done. YOU can help by donating to a cancer research program of your choice.. Thanks.
As Felix Richter reports for Statista:
“Honoring the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as part of the WHO released two coordinated reports highlighting the current state of the world’s fight against the disease. While the WHO’s Report on Cancer aims to ‘set the global agenda on cancer, mobilize stakeholders and help countries set priorities for investing in cancer control,’ the IARC’s World Cancer Report ‘focuses on prevention and offers the most comprehensive overview of relevant research available to date.’”
“The latter report highlights that, despite steady progress in cancer prevention and treatment, the global cancer burden is still increasing as the number of new cases is expected to grow by 50 percent between 2018 and 2040. As the following chart illustrates, the IARC recognized 10.1 million new cancer cases in 2000, 18.1 million in 2018, and is expecting 27 million new cases per year by 2040. According to the report, cancer is the first or second leading cause of premature mortality (i.e. deaths at ages 30-69 years) in more than 90 countries worldwide, killing 9.6 million people in 2018 alone.”
“Further highlighting the relevance of cancer as an issue concerning all of us, the IARC cites estimates from 2018, stating that 1 in 8 men and 1 in 10 women are likely to develop the disease during their lifetime. Aside from the millions of lives lost prematurely each year, cancer also bears a huge economic burden. According to WHO estimates from 2017, global cancer care costs are piling up to more than $1 trillion annually.”
PLEASE DONATE! Click here to contribute to the American Cancer Society.
Learn more about body weight and mammograms.
Today, we present two more infographics from the American Cancer Society. These charts complement the two we showed last week.
As we discussed last year, the American Cancer Society’s Web site is a very valuable resource.
Today, we highlight two of the infographics at its infographic gallery.
As the title says, “”Please Give to Any Cancer Fund”. It will help AND make you feel better.
Learn more about breast cancer!!
As we know, October is a very important time for for spreading breast cancer awareness. Thus, this post is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Let us start with one important resource, the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click the image to access the site.
Now, we turn to the breast cancer section of the American Cancer Society:
“Whether you or a loved one are worried about developing breast cancer, have just been diagnosed, are going through breast cancer treatment, or are trying to stay well after treatment, this detailed information can help you find the answers you need.”
Click on the image below to learn more about the actual facts of breast cancer, instead of the
“Disproven or Controversial Breast Cancer Risk Factors. There are many factors that research has shown are not linked to breast cancer. You may see information online or hear about these disproven or controversial risk factors, but it’s important to learn the facts.”
Do YOU have adequate health insurance? If yes, does it cover all of your needs? Are you aware of your options?
The American Cancer Society offers excellent resources on health insurance. Click the image below to access the site.
“At the American Cancer Society, we’re on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we’ll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.”
Each month, the organization provides a very useful online newsletter. Here are some highlights from the August 2018 newsletter:
Monthly Giving Helps Us Continue Our Mission