We want to inform and educate everyone on how important it is to go to the Doctor, ask questions, get cancer screenings. Because for the millions of people in this country dealing with a difficult cancer diagnosis, it can be devastating, both financially and emotionally.
The stress of dealing with a cancer diagnosis is hard enough but the burden of medical and prescription expenses should not be something cancer patients or their families should have to worry about when that
Most families find it hard to turn to others or to public agencies and outside groups for financial help. The extra expenses of a families cancer diagnosis may be the first time a family has faced financial hardships.
Here are some statistics:
• About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
• Each year in the U.S. there are an estimated 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer. Approximately 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday. 12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive.
• Approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States (US) is diagnosed with a blood cancer. An estimated combined total of 176,200 people in the US are expected to be
diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2019.
• Approximately 541,000 Americans living today have been diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their lives. During 2018, an estimated 234,030 new cases of lung cancer were expected to be diagnosed, representing about 13 percent of all cancer diagnoses.
• It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.
• This year, an estimated 174,650 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Approximately 60% of cases are diagnosed in men over 65.... Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. It is estimated that 31,620 deaths from this disease will occur this year.
• Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2019 are: 101,420 new cases of colon cancer and 44,180 new cases of rectal cancer.