Approximately how many people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the US alone?

Approx. how many of them die?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    2008 estimates from the American Cancer Society

    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/STT_0.asp

    are 745,180 men and 692,000 women who will be diagnosed with cancer this year - - and this excludes simple basal and squamous cell skin cancers, so these are all more serious cancers.

    Men

    Prostate25%

    Lung & bronchus15%

    Colon & rectum10%

    Urinary bladder7%

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma5%

    Melanoma of skin5%

    Kidney & renal pelvis4%

    Oral cavity3%

    Leukemia 3%

    Pancreas3%

    All Other Sites20%

    Women

    26%Breast

    14%Lung & bronchus

    10%Colon & rectum

    6%Uterine corpus

    4%Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

    4% Thyroid

    4%Melanoma of skin

    3%Ovary

    3%Kidney & renal pelvis

    3%Leukemia

    23%All Other Sites

    Deaths: Men - 294,120 Women - 271,530

    Men

    Lung & bronchus31%

    Prostate10%

    Colon & rectum 8%

    Pancreas6%

    Liver & intrahepatic bile duct4%

    Leukemia4%

    Esophagus4%

    Urinary bladder3%

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 3%

    Kidney & renal pelvis3%

    All other sites 24%

    Women

    26%Lung & bronchus

    15%Breast

    9%Colon & rectum

    6%Pancreas

    6%Ovary

    3%Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    3%Leukemia

    3%Uterine corpus

    2% Liver & intrahepatic bile duct

    2%Brain/ONS

    25% All other sites

    Source(s): Medical Oncologist MD
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  • Karen
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    4 years ago

    Quick question and statistic for you: did you know that more men die of breast cancer than die of testicular cancer? In the US an average of 450 men die from breast cancer each year; an average of 350 men die from testicular cancer. So clearly sexism isn't the issue here Breast cancer has a higher profile than other cancers, yes; and the reason is simple- sheer hard work. Breast cancer awareness campaigns and Awareness Month started as a campaign by ordinary women, most of whom had breast cancer or had lost someone to it, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. It caught the public imagination and enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised. And then big business cashed in... There is nothing to stop you or anyone who feels passionately about testicular cancer from starting such a campaign - they'd have to be prepared to work as hard and be as dedicated as those women though. The Movember campaign is an example of someone doing just that. It's a sponsored moustache growing event throughout each November to raise awareness and money for men's health, especially men's cancers The founder of the Movember movement noticed the success of breast cancer campaigns and copied it. He openly acknowledges his debt to (and admiration for) the hard work done by women around breast cancer. It inspired him to work similarly hard around the cancers he felt passionately about. And in 2011 Movember raised £22m in the 30 days of November in the UK alone. EDIT: ''Less then one percent of men have breast cancer'' - no, far fewer than that; the correct statistic is fewer than 1% of those diagnosed with breast cancer are male. Testicular cancer is rare too; it's approximately 4 times as common as breast cancer in men, which still makes it relatively rare . Testicular cancer is one of the easiest cancers to treat; that's why more men die of breast cancer than of testicular cancer. This isn't a point-scoring exercise; I pointed out the statistic to demonstrate that sexism isn't a factor in the relative amount of support for breast cancer awareness and testicular cancer awareness

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  • 1 decade ago

    Way to many men and women get cancer and way to many are dying from it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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