There’s one sentence that’s probably more feared than any other: “You
have cancer.” In 2012, there were over 14 million new cases of cancer
worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) expects the number of new cases to rise by nearly 70% over the next 20 years.
This year alone, a total of 1,735,350 new cancer cases are projected to occur in the U.S. That’s 4,700 new diagnoses per day. According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime probability of being diagnosed with cancer is 39.7% for men and 37.6% for women, which is a little more than 1 in 3 people.
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