Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women, and is the leading cause of cancer death, making up almost 25% of annual cancer fatalities. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 228,820 new cases of lung cancer (116,300 in men and 112,520 in women) will be diagnosed in 2020 and approximately 135,720 patients (72,500 men and 63,220 women) will die from the disease. Approximately 10% to 15% of lung cancer diagnoses are small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), which spreads faster than non–small-cell lung cancer. How much do you know about SCLC?
Breast cancer is a common malignancy in women, but men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. Male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses, and 8 out of 10 cases of breast cancer in men are invasive ductal carcinomas. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 2620 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men will be diagnosed in 2020 and approximately 520 men will die from the disease. How much do you know about male breast cancer?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a heterogeneous group of malignancies that usually develop in the lymph nodes and lymphatic tissue found in organs, such as the spleen, stomach, or skin, although in some cases, it can involve bone marrow and blood. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 77,240 new cases (42,380 men and 34,860 women) of NHL will be diagnosed in the United States in 2020, and approximately 19,940 people (11,460 men and 8480 women) will die from the disease. How much do you know about NHL?
Cancer caregivers can be partners, family members, or close friends who become the lifeline of the patient with cancer. A 2020 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP Family Caregiving states that more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers and have provided care to an adult or child in the past 12 months. How much do you know about cancer caregivers?
Neuroblastoma is a very rare type of cancerous tumor that develops from nerve cells in the fetus called neuroblasts. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 800 new cases of neuroblastoma will be diagnosed in the United States each year, accounting for approximately 6% of all cancers in children. How much do you know about neuroblastoma?
June 7, 2020, marks the 33rd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration of Life. This is a day set aside each year to recognize cancer survivors, to raise awareness of the challenges they face, and to celebrate life. Although extended survivorship used to be a rare occurrence in patients with cancer, the implementation of more effective treatment strategies and better detection and screening methods has increased the odds that individuals will live longer after diagnosis. How much do you know about cancer survivorship?
Thymoma and thymic carcinomas are rare cancers affecting the thymus, a small organ located behind the breastbone in the front part of the chest. Although the exact number is not known, the American Cancer Society estimates that less than 1 person per 1.5 million people in the United States is diagnosed with these malignancies annually (approximately 400 cases per year). How much do you know about thymus cancers?
Oral cavity cancer, which starts in the mouth, and oropharyngeal cancer, which starts in the oropharynx, are 2 of the most common types of malignancies that develop in the head and neck region of the body. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 53,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer in 2019, and approximately 10,860 people will die from these diseases. How much do you know about oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers?
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