Based on the statistics from the National Cancer Institute:
• In 2017, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease.
The most common types of cancer in 2016 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
• The number of new cases of cancer (cancer incidence) is 454.8 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 cases).
• The number of cancer deaths (cancer mortality) is 171.2 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 deaths).
• Cancer mortality is higher among men than women (207.9 per 100,000 men and 145.4 per 100,000 women). It is highest in African American men (261.5 per 100,000) and lowest in Asian/Pacific Islander women (91.2 per 100,000). (Based on 2008-2012 deaths.)
• The number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.
• Approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes (based on 2010-2012 data).
• In 2014, an estimated 15,780 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 were diagnosed with cancer and 1,960 died of the disease.
• National expenditures for cancer care in the United States totaled nearly $125 billion in 2010 and could reach $156 billion in 2020.
Unfortunately, the stats lately show that approximately 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will suffer from cancer in their lifetime. What makes this even worst is the fact that we still haven’t find the way to treat and cure cancer and the treatment we use now is not only inefficient but some researches show that it only makes the symptoms worse.
Berkley doctor Hardin B Jones who is a former professor of medical physics and physiology claims that chemotherapy doesn’t work and it is a hoax in the billion-dollar cancer industry. He claims that the only reason the doctors prescribe chemotherapy as a treatment for cancer it’s because of the money they get.
Based on his research in the last 25 years Dr. Jones has come to the conclusion that chemotherapy does more harm to the patients than actually treating the cancer. He says that people who refuse chemotherapy treatment live on average around 12 years longer than people who accept the chemotherapy treatment, most patients undergoing chemotherapy die in time frame of 3 years since they are diagnosed with cancer and some much faster than that (within few weeks since being diagnosed.) He also claims that patients with breast cancer who reject treatment live four times longer than those who undergo chemotherapy.
America spends $8,713 per capita on healthcare, more than any other high-income nation in the world and their life expectancy is only 78,8 years. This Is mainly due to the fact that the media and the healthcare system in general focus way more on treating diseases and conditions that actually teaching people about the importance of preventative medicine. That is why we need to educate ourselves about treatments and cures for different diseases and conditions.
Having a healthy diet, exercising, not stressing out and enjoying life are great for improving our health and living a longer and happier life.