Overall cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. From 2014 to 2018, overall cancer incidence, or new cases of cancer, remained stable for men and children but increased for women and adolescents and young adults. This year’s report, published October 27, 2022, in Cancer, also highlights longer-term trends in pancreatic cancer, as well as racial and ethnic disparities in incidence and death rates for many individual cancer sites.
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in America, responsible for 12% of all new cancer cases and a disproportionate 21% of all cancer deaths. Not only are patients more likely to die from lung cancer than any other cancer, but the 5-year survival rate is only 3-64%, depending on the cancer type and stage. Compare that to breast cancer, the most diagnosed cancer in the world, which has a 5-year survival rate of 29-99%.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a new national survey commissioned by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) found that most women are unaware of the unusual symptoms of a particularly aggressive and deadly form of the disease known as inflammatory breast cancer.
Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, surpassed only by lung cancer and female breast cancer. And unlike many other cancers, rates of liver cancer have increased alarmingly, 72% between 2003 and 2012, with liver cancer deaths increasing more than any other cancer. Most associate liver cancer with alcohol, and while there is certainly a strong link there, one lesser known risk factor that’s almost as easily prevented is infection from viral hepatitis.
Brachytherapy, also called seed implantation, is a type of localized internal radiation therapy that is often used to treat prostate cancer. It can also be used to treat head and […]
A new, large study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center shows rising costs of cancer treatments led to increases in […]
New findings led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) show even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), adults in the United States with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) had consistently worse access to medical care, including cancer prevention services, than adults without LEP.
Most cases of breast cancer are treated in multiple ways, a combination of treatments that depend on what stage your cancer is in, what type of cancer you have (such as triple-negative), or current or previous health, such as pregnancy, age, family history, previous cancer, or BRCA gene mutation. Here’s a breakdown of the most common types of breast cancer treatments.