Cancer in the U.S. September 7, 2007Posted by Dreamhealer in Cancer.
This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 1.4 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. The most commonly diagnosed cancers are prostate, breast, lung and colorectal. Cancer is the second leading cause of death by disease in this country. In 2007, about 559,650 Americans will die of some type of cancer. The leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. is lung cancer. Prostate and breast cancers are the second leading cause of cancer death. With earlier diagnosis and better treatment, more people are surviving cancer. Currently there are about 10.5 million people living in the U.S. with a history of cancer. The five-year survival rate for all types of cancer is about 66 percent.Having A “Good” Laugh