Cancer Fact

We know that cancer is evil, but we may not have a good idea of just how much of an impact it has on life every year. So here’s a fact about cancer that ought to chill you:

There were an estimated 1.5 million new cases of cancer in the United States in 2010. Compare that to the 4 million new babies born every year.

For every three babies born, there is a new cancer victim.*

Please donate to the American Cancer Society.


*Some people develop more than one cancer, so the comparison isn’t strictly accurate. I’m not sure that is in any way reassuring, though.

2 thoughts on “Cancer Fact”

  1. When my father-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, at age 65 (he has since passed away), the oncologist said that 1 in 2 people in the U.S. who live beyond a certain age will get cancer.  Horrible.

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