Facts & Figures
ONE out of every 4 deaths in the United States is caused by Cancer, that is Five Hundered Sixty Nine Thousand Four Hundred and Ninety deaths, roughly 1,500 people PER DAY, dying from Cancer.
Atleast 1/3 of these deaths are expected to be from Cancers related to obesity, and poor nutrition.
171,000 of these deaths are expected to be from Cancers related to tobacco use.
A certain amount of these deaths will be Cancer related to viruses such as HPV (Human Papillomavirus), HIV ( Human Immunodeficiency Virus), and HBV (Hepatitis B Virus).
AND over 1 million cases of skin cancer are expected due to the lack of protection from Sun, and Indoor Tanning.
Preventable, YES! With the correct lifestyle, behavioral changes, diet, excercise, tests, screening, and antibiotics ALL of these cancer diagnosis could be prevented. That is why education and awareness is crucial.
Not all Cancer is preventable, but early detection and treatment can help.
Other factors to pay attention to that can determine risks of Cancer: Age, Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Position, Genetics, Medications, Infections, Hormones, Physical Activity, Diet, and Nutrition
For more information and specifics on these facts and figures please log onto www.Cancer.Org