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Cancer Statistics

  • Over a lifetime, nearly 50% of men will be diagnosed with some form of cancer.1
  • About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.2
  • Approximately 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.3
  • In 2007, over 800,000 children ages 1 – 4, had leukemia.4
  • Each year, 72,000 adolescents and young adults aged 15 – 39 are diagnosed with cancer.5
  • 1 in 100 college students in the United States is a cancer survivor.5
  • There are over 350,000 long-term childhood cancer survivors in the United States under age 40.4
  • Men who smoke are 23 times more likely to develop lung cancer. Women are 13 times more likely, compared to non-smokers.6
  • Non-smokers have a 20 – 30% greater chance of developing lung cancer if they are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work.6

 

 

1AFP. “US ‘winning battles but still fighting war on cancer’”. Yahoo News. 17 March. 2010. Web. 2010.

2“U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics.” www.breastcancer.org. n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2011.

3“Learn About Cancer. What are the key statistics about prostate cancer?” www.cancer.org. 12 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Dec. 2011.

4“Cancers Among Children”. cdc.gov. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2011.

5i[2]y. I’m too young for this! Cancer Foundation. Stats & Facts. n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2011.

6“Lung Cancer Fact Sheet”. American Lung Association. Nov. 2010. Web. 5 Dec. 2011.

 

 

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